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What is 'Electronic Business'?

'Electronic business' is defined as a mode of operation which consists in transforming the main commercial processes of a company, by integrating Internet technologies or any other network technologies. « […] companies use the Internet to do business, i.e. to communicate with their partners, access their central computer systems and carry out commercial transactions. […] « E-business precedes and prolongs the purely transactional exchanges linked to e-commerce. Their scope is wider than e-commerce. It concerns both the organization of work in the company and the way it communicates and exchanges data with its customers, subcontractors, suppliers and partners. « E-commerce is associated with the external processes of the business, i.e. those that affect customers and suppliers, e-business encompasses both external and internal processes. Internal processes include human resource management, business support systems, procurement and inventory management.