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    e-business (electronic business)

    E-business (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the internet.

  • e-commerce

    E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet.

  • e-form (electronic form)

    An e-form (electronic form) is a computer program version of a paper form.

  • e-procurement (supplier exchange)

    Electronic procurement, also known as e-procurement or supplier exchange, is the process of requisitioning, ordering and purchasing goods and services online.

  • ebXML (Electronic Business XML)

    EbXML (Electronic Business XML or e-business XML) is a project to use the Extensible Markup Language (XML) to standardize the secure exchange of business data.

  • embedded analytics

    Embedded analytics is the integration of business intelligence (BI) tools and capabilities into business software, including customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), marketing automation and financial systems.

  • embedded IT

    Embedded IT is the process of inserting information technology staff and expertise into other business units in order to quickly and more effectively identify and pursue new business opportunities and increase the likelihood that IT projects are deployed successfully.

  • emotional intelligence (EI)

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the area of cognitive ability that facilitates interpersonal behavior. The term was popularized in 1995 by psychologist and behavioral scientist Dr. Daniel Goleman. According to Goleman, emotional intelligence is the largest single predictor of success in the workplace.

  • employee assistance program (EAP)

    An employee assistance program (EAP) is an arrangement between a corporation, academic institution or government agency and its employees that provides a variety of support programs for the employees... (Continued)

  • enterprise architecture (EA)

    An enterprise architecture (EA) is a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organization.

  • enterprise data hub

    An enterprise data hub, also referred to as a data lake, is a new big data management model for big data that utilizes Hadoop as the central data repository.

  • enterprise IT (enterprise-class IT)

    Enterprise IT, also known as enterprise-class IT, is hardware and software designed to meet the demands of a large organization. In comparison to consumers and small companies, an enterprise has greater requirements for availability, reliability, scalability, performance and security, among other things.

  • enterprise risk management (ERM)

    Enterprise risk management is the process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling the activities of an organization to minimize the deleterious effects of risk on its capital and earnings.

  • enterprise social media

    Enterprise social media is a category of online communications channels dedicated to corporated-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration.

  • enterprise social networking

    Enterprise social networking is an organization's use of social media, internally and externally, to connect individuals who share similar business interests or activities.

  • enterprise social software

    Enterprise social software is a general term that describes social networking and collaboration tools used in large organizations.

  • entrepreneur (entrepreneurship)

    An entrepreneur is an individual who identifies a need in the marketplace and works to fulfill it.

  • ephemeral messaging

    Ephemeral messaging is the mobile-to-mobile transmission of multimedia messages that automatically disappear from the recipient's screen after the message has been viewed.

  • executive dashboard

    An executive dashboard is a computer interface that displays the key performance indicators (KPIs) that corporate officers need to effectively run an enterprise.

  • executive leadership

    Executive leadership is the ability of an organization's management to guide and motivate employees while meeting organizational goals.

  • extended enterprise

    Extended enterprise is the concept that a company does not operate in isolation because its success is dependent upon a network of partner relationships.

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