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    What are the advantages, limitations, and risks of using the internet for business activities? Consider the E-business' effect on the Walmart organization business processes.

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    E-business affect e-business affect on the wal mart organization business processes.

    What are the advantages, limitations, and risks of using the internet for business activities.

    CURRENT SITUAION OF WALMART
    Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, Wal-Mart followed an amazing pattern of success and growth, eclipsing all other U.S. department store retailers by the early 1990's.
    It employs over 1 million people in the United States at 3,400 stores and 1.4 million people worldwide at 4,500 retail units in 10 countries: the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, China, Korea, Germany, and the United Kingdom (where it owns the ASDA chain of supermarkets).
    Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, opened the first Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962. The company is publicly traded at the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT and has its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

    Wal-Mart operates large discount retail stores selling a broad range of products such as clothing, consumer electronics, drugs, outdoor equipment, guns, toys, hardware, CDs and books. Its typical products are basic, mass-market equipment, rather than premium products stocked at specialist stores. Wal-Mart also operates "Supercenters" which include grocery supermarkets. SAM'S CLUB stores are also owned by Wal-Mart; these are "warehouse clubs," which require a paid membership to access. Wal-Mart's chief competitors as discount retailers include the Kmart Corporation and the Target Corporation.
    (SOURCE: Wikipedia, and corporate website of Wal-Mart)
    With respect to traditional operations, Wal-Mart continues to enjoy success. Despite the emergence of other bricks-and-mortar competitors such as Target, Wal-Mart's cost position and relationships with suppliers still differentiate it from the competition. Its value proposition continues to be successful, and it remains a darling of Wall Street analysts. Finally, as the fervor over ...

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    This solution discusses the effect of the internet on business activities, using Walmart as an example.

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