Using Open Source Software to Develop E-Business Applications for Medium- and Small-Sized Enterprises
– in englischer Sprache –
Studien zur Wirtschaftsinformatik, Band 38
Hamburg 2009, 170 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-8300-4753-7 (Print & eBook)
E-Business, E-Commerce, Ebusiness, Globalisation, Informatik, Internet, Kleine und Mittelständische Unternehmen, KMU, Online, Open Source Software, OSS, Quelloffene Software, Small- and Medium Sized Enterprises, SME, Software, Wirtschaftsinformatik
The study deals with the adoption of e-business technologies in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The goal of the dissertation is to point out existing barriers, which are responsible for the still hesitant entrance of SMEs into the field of e-business, and to present solution approaches with which these obstacles can be eliminated. In this connection, simplified procedures are presented which make it possible for SMEs to develop an individual e-business strategy in a independent an efficient way. Another focus is to investigate the use of open source software instead of commercial software products to realize e-business projects. It is examined in particular as with the adoption of OSS the entrance into e-business can be facilitated for SMEs. With regard to the realization of e-business initiatives in small enterprises, the chances and risks as well as the general legal conditions and the cost saving potentials of OSS are considered.
The use of e-business technologies will become increasingly a more important business objective for enterprises due to the preceding globalization of the markets. Particularly SMEs should not miss the chances of e-business since they will otherwise not keep with competitors in the long term.
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