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Are You E-Commerce Ready?

Companies that have decided on how to portray their business online must assess whether they have the most efficient information technology (IT) solutions to execute their online exporting programs. IT embodies a range of computer systems and software applications for managing a firm's web site, as well as personnel records, back end databases, etc. With more and more cyber attacks on government and corporate sites, companies should invest in security technologies to protect themselves and their customers from identify theft and denial of service.

An IT assessment should answer the following questions:

  • What is the firm’s current IT usage? Is it at capacity? What are the plans for additional IT investment to upgrade existing systems?
  • What business applications are best suited to move on line for B2B or B2C electronic?
  • What does the cost/benefit analysis of all possible projects involving IT show?
  • What are possible current and future security issues and what is the action plan for correcting problems?

There are, of course, many other factors to consider in doing international e-commerce, such as executing orders and payment issues that have a special e-commerce perspective, which are are addressed in other parts of this site.