e-Agility for e-Reality - Deloitte Consulting launches 'e-Outlooks' for the year ahead Thursday 1 February 2001 PDF Print Deloitte Consulting launches its 'e' outlooks A new era of e-Reality has dawned. Organisations now recognise that there is no way to ignore e-Business. The dot.com hype is now over and it's time to concentrate on how to derive value from investing in e-Business. 'e-Agility for e-Reality' is the message for management teams, according to forecasts released today by Deloitte Consulting. Dot.coms are history, but mistakes can be learned from the past in order to deliver future business improvement. "The new winners will be those who challenge everything 'e', find real value from the technology they're using and reorder priorities for their business," says Gilbert Toppin, head of the European e-Business practice at Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte Consulting's 'e-Outlooks' points out that e-Business did not fail in 2000 despite the fact that dot.com share prices did. So how can organisations gain tangible returns from their investment in e-business? 'e-Outlooks' takes a look at key trends for this year, the barriers to profitable e-business, and how management teams should communicate their vision. "The focus has now changed - e-business is out of the box and can't be put away. 2000 was the year when the dot.com bubble burst. But it also paved the way for the next wave of e-business - and a new era of e-Reality, " continues Toppin. There will be major changes to the 'e' landscape as we know it according to Deloitte Consulting's predictions. Not surprisingly, traditional 'on land' companies will continue to consume many of the 'clicks' which mushroomed in 2000. Other predictions include the demise of the much hyped WAP and the rise of Bluetooth. Security will continue to be a bigger headache than ever before, and even more mega corporations will devour internet service providers (ISPs) as boundaries between industry sectors blur even further. Deloitte Consulting makes the following snap predictions for 2001 in 'e-Outlooks' as well as taking an in-depth look at success criteria for the next wave of e-business: * Bricks absorb clicks * Security costs more * Classic brands go 'e' * 'e' people wear suits * Exchanges rise from ashes * e-Megacorps eat ISPs * Bluetooth bites * WAP RIP * One dot.com survives * Get rich slow For a copy of Deloitte Consulting's 'e-Outlooks', please contact Cristina Rebollo, Deloitte Consulting, tel: 0207 3037661, email: email@example.com or Jean Maxwell, Citigate Technology, tel: 0207 2822989, email: Jean.Maxwell@citigatetechnology.com About Deloitte Consulting Deloitte Consulting is one of the world's leading e-Business consulting firms, providing services in all aspects of enterprise transformation, from strategy and processes to information technology and human resources. The firm's e-Business professionals help clients create, defend and/or reinvent their business and economic models by guiding them through the complexities of the evolving digital economy. Deloitte Consulting is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the world's leading professional services firms, which provides assurance and advisory, tax, and consulting services through more than 90,000 people in over 130 countries. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu serves nearly one-fifth of the world's largest companies as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, and successful fast-growing companies. For more information about Deloitte Consulting, visit http://www.dc.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Citigate Dewe Rogerson (London) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.