Killing the Paper Dragon: Electronic Data Interchange in Business

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Heinemann Newnes, 1990 - Communication in management - 133 pages
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Contents

Introduction the paper dragon
1
Competitive bottlenecks
9
The implications of implementing EDI
15
The challenge in achieving competitive leadership
19
What is so special about EDI?
25
The fear of change
29
The development of an international standard
37
The difference between EDI and electronic mail
45
What is a value added network service
73
The impact of the personal computer
79
The development of communities and openuser groups
81
Impact on corporate strategy
85
Paying the cost
89
Implementation of EDI
93
Benefits of EDI
105
Legal issues
113

The difference between DP and EDI
51
EDI in practicehow does EDI work?
55
All you wanted to know about message interchanges
61
VANs and EDI in the 1990s
71
Conclusions
117
Glossary of commonly used terms and acronyms in EDI
121
Index
131
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