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E-commerce vs. e-business

What is the difference between e-commerce and e-business?

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This question is always asked and the answer is quite easy to understand. E-commerce is part of e-business. Any transaction that results in a financial change is e-commerce. All business transactions be they financial or not is called e-business. Just like marketing includes sales but sales may not include marketing.

This was first published in February 2005

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