One emerging source of hope for the b2b sector is in web services. Much has been promised for these by the technology industry’s biggest players, most notably Microsoft, ibmand Sun. Web ser- vices allow software programs and services. » Read more: Essential Internet: Speaking your language
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Chemdex, an American chemicals exchange, which once had a market capitalisation of $11 billion, shut down in 2000; its parent company has since shifted its focus to selling software that automates business processes. » Read more: Essential Internet: B2B or Not B2B? Part (3)
Most such estimates predict that the biggest volumes of business will be done in sectors such as electrical equipment, industrial machinery, oil, chemicals, metals and energy, where deals can be negotiated and items paid for electronically with minimal requirements for human intervention. » Read more: Essential Internet: B2B or Not B2B? Part (2)
The predictions made at the height of the dotcom mania for online business-to-business (b2b) trading may have been ridiculously optimistic, but in 2002 the US Census Bureau reported that b2b transactions accounted for 94% of all e-commerce sales in 2000. » Read more: Essential Internet: B2B or Not B2B?