Web Portals in SMEs – Two Case Studies

Wynn, Martin G and Zhang, Shujun (2008) Web Portals in SMEs – Two Case Studies. Third International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services. pp. 303-308. ISSN CD-ROM ISBN: 978-0-7695-3163-2

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Abstract

This paper examines how two small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) implemented web portals as part of a new ebusiness strategy to underpin future corporate expansion. The first company (Unified Office Products Limited) transformed itself from a traditional office supplies company into an intermediary trading over the web with a range of business partners in the office supplies supply chain. In the second case study, a small consultancy and training organisation (C&G Services Europe Ltd) saw the opportunity to develop a web portal to improve its on-line service to key customers, including some of the major utilities companies in the UK. Both these projects were implemented via the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme that provides UK Government funding to support university employed project managers working in industry to lead projects of key value to the partner companies. The progress of both companies across the duration of these projects is gauged against two mainstream models of IT and ebusiness development.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Technology > Technical Computing
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 20:49
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5453

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