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A new client of a shoe store is planning to move to e-business format. The client is wondering if everything is ready. To evaluate the e-business capability of the shoe store, you will have to perform an assessment of the current state of a company and the process of determining gaps between the current and future state.

-Evaluate how companies need to bridge the gap between the current state and the e-business state.
-Using the 3 levels of the e-business architectural model, discuss how the store would use gap analysis to determine its needs regarding the development of e-business architecture and staffing requirements.

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A new client of a shoe store is planning to move to e-business format. The client is wondering if everything is ready. To evaluate the e-business capability of the shoe store, you will have to perform an assessment of the current state of a company and the process of determining gaps between the current and future state.

-Evaluate how companies need to bridge the gap between the current state and the e-business state.
The company needs to bridge the gap between the current state and that required for the e-business state. First it needs to market its shoes through its website. It needs marketing expertise that can plan, implement, and control internet based marketing plans. Currently, the store is selling shoes from a brick and mortar store, in future the firm will have to develop ability to sell its products through its website or online over phone. Further, it must have customer relationship management abilities whereby it can address online customers, provide them with a choice of shoes and help them make an appropriate selection. Next ...

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