CBI launches e-business council

The CBI is launching an e-business council today to lobby the Government and Brussels on new ideas that could improve competitiveness.

The new council has 30 member companies, including Unilever and Thomas Cook. It will conduct surveys, produce publications and stage conferences and best practice workshops.

John Stewart, chairman of the council and deputy group chief executive of Barclays, claims companies can cut their operating costs through e-communications and use them to change their products, services and management style.

He said: “This is as true for so-called ‘old economy’ companies as for dotcoms, and through the e-business council we hope to show businesses at large and the Government what can be done to harness the benefits of new economy thinking.”


by Mike Broad



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