e-business in brief: London really is the e-learning capital

per cent of companies in central London with over 200 employees use on-line
learning as a training method, according to a survey of 1,200 businesses in the
capital. The survey, carried out by the training and enterprise council Focus
Central, also showed that 53 per cent of major retailers and financial
businesses use Intranet-based in-house training.



CBI launches e-council to lobby politicians

The CBI has
introduced an e-business council, made up of 30 member companies. The council
aims to lobby politicians in the UK and in Europe, encourage companies to adopt
new ideas to improve competitiveness and carry out surveys, as well as stage
conferences and best practice workshops. The council will be chaired by John
Stewart, deputy group chief executive of Barclays and members include
e-business doyenne Eva Pascoe of Zoom.co.uk, one of the founders of the
worldwide Cyberia chain of Internet cafes.



Many UK firms are not fit for e-business

estimated worldwide cost of viruses and computer hacking in 2000 has already
reached $1.6 trillion and research from e-business security systems supplier,
Network Associates, reveals UK CEOs and MDs are failing to take responsibility
for the protection of their e-business. It also finds many workers aren’t alert
to potential security threats and said staff education must play a greater role
in reducing the instances of security breaches.


to focus on e-supply chain

University School of Management has introduced three programmes focusing on the
supply chain in e-business, and it has developed an e-logistics system to
improve efficiency. The courses are e-Business and the Supply Chain, Managing
e-Procurement in the Supply Chain and the Design of Distribution and
e-Fulfillment Centres. It is also staging a conference, e-Supply Chains:
Collaborating for Success, on 1 March 2001. The web site has more details, and
www.e-scrf.com has been set up for a new supply chain research forum.



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