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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: crebollo@dc.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

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