The rise of the Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI) in the past five years is forcing IBM to rethink its plans for its proprietary network standard Systems Network Architecture (SNA). This article reviews three interconnection strategies to be considered.
Introduction For the last decades, firms have been investing in IT steadily and increasingly (Michael, 2007). Firms investing in information technology (IT) presumed that such investments would enhance operating efficiency and thus improve financial performance. From a strategic point of view, Porter and Millar (1985) suggest that IT is a business driver… (More)
AbstrAct In order to maintain a competitive position in today's marketplace, companies must demand a greater BLOCKINlevel BLOCKINof BLOCKINenterprise BLOCKINefficiency. BLOCKINIn BLOCKINtoday's rapidly changing market, experts argue that it is no longer about becoming a powerhouse but simply about remaining competitive. That is why automating and linking… (More)
In order to maintain a competitive position in today's marketplace, companies must demand a greater level of enterprise efficiency. In today's rapidly changing market, experts argue that it is no longer about becoming a powerhouse but simply about remaining competitive. That is why automating and linking the supply chain has become so imperative. Supply… (More)
This chapter discusses the growing significance of m-commerce with special focus on Bluetooth and WiMax. There is a detailed investigation of the components involved with, and the marketplace for, m-commerce transactions. The chapter concludes with the future opportunities and obstacles for m-commerce. The authors hope that the reader will gain a better… (More)