§What is e-business?The use of telecommunications networks,
particularly the Internet, to conduct business transactions.
§Three categories of e-business (see Figure 3.2):
§Business-to-employee: Intranet-based applications internal to a firm
§Business-to-consumer: Internet-based applications for a firm’s customers
§Business-to-business: Extranet-based applications for a firm’s business partners
§Originally the term e-commerce was used to refer to these three categories.However, the term is now only used
to refer to business-to-consumer applications, and the term e-business is used to refer to these three categories.