One in three e-business projects fail

The business information company’s European report suggests that businesses have been left to deal with e-projects that have not been tailored to individual requirements, and vendors are expected to act as “partners”.

The demand for corporate portals has increased since last year, despite the recent economic downturn, according to a Butler Group survey of IT directors and chief executive officers. Over three-quarters of respondents intend to or have already implemented a corporate portal, a 4% increase from this time last year.

The survey also suggests that the market is highly volatile, in terms of acquisitions and new players entering the arena, plus a shift from its traditional knowledge workers background to front office workers.

Most IT managers in Europe expect their 2002 budgets to remain the same as last year or even increase slightly, according to a hardware survey from IDC. The research firm also discovered that two-thirds of respondents intend to purchase notebooks in 2002. However they don’t anticipate that these would replace desktop systems.

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