Bill Gates on Information Technology, e-Business, Internet

"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other."

 

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Bill Gates advice

Microsoft is a company that manages imagination.

Bill Gates

 

 

When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft, we had big dreams about software. We had dreams about the impact it could have. We talked about a computer on every desk and in every home. It's been amazing to see so much of that dream become a reality and touch so many lives. I never imagined what an incredible and important company would spring from those original ideas.

 

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The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Virtually everything in business today is an undifferentiated commodity, except how a company manages its information. How you manage information determines whether you win or lose. How you use information may be the one factor that determines its failure or success or runaway success.

 

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The Key Digital Applications for Business

Replacing paperwork with digital text

Facilitating groupwork by enabling teams to use the same data simultaneously

Providing up-to-the-minute information about sales and customers to improve responsiveness

Facilitating relationships with business partners.

 

e-Business

Benefits

Planning

IT-Business Alignment

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Fundamental Management Changes Engendered by the Internet

Focusing on your core competencies and outsourcing everything else to outside suppliers

Maintaining a small central core of people, and employing others as and when required

Expanding rapidly and even globally from small or medium-sized bases

Escaping from geographic constraints by transferring work to where it is best and/or most economically done

Refocusing all processes on the customer, and constantly mutating to meet changing markets and competition

Increasing the pressure to shorten cycle time and increase the speed of all other processes.

 

Succeed Online

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 Business Models on Internet

Subscription Business Model

Virtual Teams

Best Practices

Strategies

Virtual Integration

3 Action Areas

Extended Enterprise

Connected Enterprise