Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2012, 60, 189-196

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201260020189
Published online 2013-10-03

The Model of E-technology utilization for SMEs

Roman Malo

Ústav informatiky, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

Today, small and medium-sized enterprises implement e-technology in order to improve business performance and competitiveness. As to achieve the maximum level of benefits from e-technology implementation, it is important to understand well to all suitable e-activities, their possibilities and also opportunity for business.
In this paper, the general model of e-technology utilization in the form of partial e-technologies is described. This general model was proposed for better understanding of the possibilities small and medium-sized enterprises can reach by usage of e-technologies.
Based on a synthesis of related literatures, an analysis of various data from reachable researches, surveys of enterprises and a qualitative study of referential business subjects, we identified several e-activities which are dominant specially for SMEs, external subjects connected to these activities (customers, suppliers, partners) and also groups of IS/ICT necessary to support identified e-activities. All these information were summarized and adopted in the general model.
The model provides basic platform for our research within e-technology and simple formal structure for analysis and comparison of real businesses in this scope. Although, in this paper the SME area is considered, the model itself is general.

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