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Introducing the 5A Framework

Published: 01 January 2000

ID: G00190620

Analyst(s): Bob Parker


In this month's Frontline we presented a model for prioritizing e-commerce initiatives. However, once the order of implementation is decided, companies must plan how the portfolio of applications will work together. This planning is further complicated by the diverse functional nature of the applications and the shrinking differences between buying and building an application. Experienced technology managers understand that implementation is only the beginning: they must ensure that the applications work together and are as inexpensive as possible to own.

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