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Implementing eBusiness without tech-savy employees Conclusion

Contrasting approaches to a shortage of tech-savvy staff are shown in the table below. This table was referenced in an earlier lesson.
Approach Goal Success factors
Internal Specialist eBusiness unit Educate the existing business Transfer its knowledge and ultimately its resources to the business-as-usual areas over a finite period Expect that the new unit will have a tendency to delay its ultimate demise Clearly establish the principle of transfer at the outset Ensure that the transfer is understood by all concerned
External separate eBusiness unit Grow the business as a separate unit, to promote the unit as a separate business Initiate a possible eventual separation from the parent group Ensure that the existing business recognizes this split of responsibilities Anticipate and avoid later duplication of effort and cost