Is Your Organization an e-Business or d-Business?

February 18, 2015

Contributor: Tom McCall

What's the key difference between e-business and d-business?

E-business was about taking existing business processes and bringing them online. Zappos successfully took shoe shopping to the Web and is an e-business. D-business creates new business revenue and value from the unprecedented combinations of people, business and things. If Nike+ sensed how many miles you ran and shipped specific shoes to your door, that would be d-business.

This infographic explores the difference between an e-business and a d-business.

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