Transactions set to rise

30 November 2000
More news

30 November 2000

Companies across the industrial spectrum are predicting massive expansion in the use of web-based business-to-business technology, according to a recent survey on e-commerce.

While companies said only 3 per cent of their transactions were conducted over the Internet in the past 12 months, they forecast this would rise to 20 per cent in the next two years.

In the survey of 400 companies by Mori for Cranfield School of Management and sponsored by Microsoft, similar rises were reported by retail, financial and public sector companies.

But 38 per cent of companies had invested nothing in electronic business in the past year and fewer than half had a business-to-business e-commerce strategy.

The report authors say the reason many companies are considering e-commerce now may be because they diverted resources into combating the millennium bug last year instead of developing e-commerce capability.

SMnov2000

LATEST
JOBS
Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE