Digital Information and Communication Technology Impact Business Models for the New Economy

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Consider how digital Information and Communications Technologies have provided opportunities for developing new business models In the era of new economy, the intense change have taken place in enterprise management environment, in order to develop and survive, businesses have to innovate their business models. Digital information and communication technologies have played a crucial role of promoting the emergence and innovation of new business models, and also brings innovation to the management style of business. Information technology has greatly improved the level of information utilization in the management system, improves the work efficiency, optimizing the business processes, hence injecting new strength for the application of new business models. Business model is basically what method a business uses to make profit through. According to Osterwalder (2005), business model is based on many factors and the relation between them. It basically describes how business operates, it is a conceptual tool that used to explain how the enterprise creates cusumer value, how to set up internal structure in the business, as well as expand the market by forming network with partners to deliver value, gain profit and maintain the cash flow. The key factor for the emergence and innovation of new business models is the arising of new economy. New economy usually refers to the changes on the growth of economic, economic structure and the economic operation rules, caused by the revolution of new technology began from the middle of 1990s. New economy started from the United States, but its wave has swept across all over the world. The characteristic of new economic era is uncertainty since the rapid development of global market and in... ... middle of paper ... markets, new business models in the digital press. By Joan-Francesc Fondevila-Gascón Available at: [Accessed on 06 January 2014] Flexible manufacturing & IT makes Zara the world’s largest fashion retailer By Pablo Valerio. Available at: [Accessed on 06 January 2014] When you business model is in trouble, (2011), by Rita Gunther McGrath and Sarah Cliffe. Harvard Business Review. [Accessed on 06 January 2014] Business Benefits of Information Technology by Laura Acevedo, Demand Medi [Accessed on 06 January 2014]
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