The term "e-Business" therefore refers to the integration, within the company, of tools based on information and communication technologies (generally referred to as business software) to improve their functioning in order to create value for the enterprise, its clients, and its partners.
E-Business no longer only applies to virtual companies (called click and mortar) all of whose activities are based on the Net, but also to traditional companies (called brick and mortar).
The term e-Commerce (also called Electronic commerce), which is frequently mixed up with the term e-Business, as a matter of fact, only covers one aspect of e-Business, i.e. the use of an electronic support for the commercial relationship between a company and individuals.
What is e business?
Electronic business (e-business) - Conducting business via the Internet.
1. E-tailing or virtual storefronts on Web sites.
2. Online business-to-business transactions.
3. Electronic data interchange (EDI), the business-to-business exchange of data using compatible software.
4. E-mail, instant messaging, and other Web-enabled communication tools and their use as media for reaching prospective and existing customers.
5. The gathering and use of demographic, product, and other information through Web contacts.