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Selecting Business Model for e-business - Quiz

Each question is worth one point. Select the best answer for each question.

1. An enterprise has approached you with a proposal to develop an eBusiness solution for them. You have identified that the company wants an eBusiness solution to increase its sales volumes. Which two of the following questions should you investigate first to enable you to recommend a suitable business model?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. What are the company's competitors doing in this area?
  B. Is there an alternative way of doing this business?
  C. Can the company cope with increased sales and customers?
  D. Does the company want to sell online or just advertise?
  E. Is there an existing, clearly defined customer base?

2. You are working as the eBusiness architect for a small company that sells customized or off-the-shelf software [Off-the-shelf software] to other businesses. One day while surfing the Internet, you find another company that is already offering this service on the Internet. You should
Please select the best answer.
  A. Stop your work and advise the enterprise you are working for that they are too late into the market
  B. Dismiss the site as unimportant, keep the information to yourself, and continue surfing
  C. Try to use the site and see how well it works
  D. Since this company made it first into the market, their site must be superior. Copy the site as a model for your own design.
  E. Immediately contact the company to see if they will sell you their design

3. You are working as the eBusiness architect for a small company that sells children's toys to non-business customers. You meet with the executive responsible for the shipping department, and he tells you that his department is already working over its capacity to support today's business. Should you
Please select the best answer.
  A. Tell the executive that he has a problem, and that he must sort it out in time to support the launch of the new Web site
  B. Downscale the variety of toys that will be allowed on the Web site
  C. Seek an alternative shipping facility to bypass the capacity problem
  D. Take the problem out of the executive's hands and redesign his department
  E. Work with the executive to understand the problem and help him to identify a solution


4. Which of the following statements is true?
Please select the best answer.
  A. The most important thing about establishing a B2B eBusiness solution is to get your eBusiness up and running before your competitors do.
  B. A company needs to make a choice between the B2B model and the B2C model.
  C. Because the outside reasons behind adopting a B2B model are more compelling than the ones for adopting the B2C model, the organization will more quickly adopt a B2B model than a B2C model.
  D. EBusiness solutions will only work if there is an existing business, and that business is successful.

5. An enterprise has asked you to take on the role of architect for their eBusiness development. The executives in charge have listed several reasons for their desire to implement an eBusiness, none of which, in your opinion, is valid. Which two of the following should you do?
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Ignore this problem and proceed with the project.
  B. Raise your concerns with the executives and focus on trying to help them understand the advantages and disadvantages of eBusiness.
  C. Raise the concern with the executives and tell them they need to address it.
  D. Do your own analysis and tell the executives what their reasons should be.
  E. Decline the contract because, in your view, it is likely to fail.