Automating Online Business
Online business communities are places on
the cloud where buyers and sellers of services (and sometimes products) can
find each other and transact business. Much more than a simple ecommerce
storefront, these business communities require extensive database application
programming to match buyers, sellers, and services -- and to track all related
An online business community can start out as a
collection of specialized online information put on the cloud by a professional
or membership organization, a wiki or just links to web resources. When this
needs to transition to a revenue model to cover its operating expenses, that's
where Bizware comes in.
We typically begin with a threat/opportunity analysis
that identifies the services, or packaged services that we call products, that
add value to the website and its visitors.
LinkedIn is an example of a popular online business
community where the value-added is its contribution to the professional hiring
process. Guru is another example of an online business community matching
experts and those in need of experts.