Publications

InterForum's regular white papers and booklets  explain the latest developments in information and communication technologies and help businesses of all sizes to benefit from these.

Mobile Services - The Next Step for e-Business on the Move
From extending in-office communications to mobile and remote workers to delivering efficiencies throughout the supply chain, this white paper explores how organisations - of all sizes - can achieve clear business benefits from mobile technologies.

This White Paper is available in PDF format only. Click here to download the White Paper (File size 1.8Mb).

m-Commerce - business without boundaries
Mobile commerce - or m-commerce - is set to become the most significant economic and cultural development in the first decade of this century. According to Jeff Bezos, chief executive and founder of Amazon.com, "If you look five to ten years out, almost all of e-commerce will be on wireless devices." This white paper sets out the key technologies driving m-commerce uptake and the many opportunities it offers UK businesses.

This White Paper is available in PDF format only. Click here to download the White Paper (File size 1.4Mb).

Electronic Signatures - Signing up to the Digital Economy
To truly leverage its immense potential, the Internet needs to become a safe and trustworthy medium for even the most valuable or sensitive of transactions. Written in a clear, easy to understand style, this white paper examines the emergence of the electronic signature how does it work, why is it necessary,  and what do businesses need to do use electronic signatures for more secure e-transactions?

This White Paper is available in PDF format only. Click here to download the White Paper (File size 3.4Mb).

Convergence on your network
This white paper on voice and data convergence looks forward into a world of voice and data over one telephone line, a world where interactive TV is the norm and an individual browsing the web can request immediate voice contact with a call centre to gain additional information or services.

This White Paper is available in Word format only. Click here to download the White Paper (File size 1.2Mb).

Intranets - Unleash the power of your information
Developing corporate intranets and extranets offers clear business benefits. With many best practice case studies, this white paper  offers easy-to-follow guidance on sensible steps to  follow when building your corporate intranet or extranet.

This White Paper is available in PDF format. Click here to download the White Paper (File size 609Kb).

How to be secure in the Networked World
One of the most frequently cited reasons for not web-enabling your business processes is security - or the perceived lack of it.  This white paper tackles the issue of security head on, giving companies sound advice on how they can overcome security concerns and open up for business with confidence on the Internet.

This White Paper is available in Word format only. Click here to download the White Paper

Electronic Commerce - the challenge for UK business
There is little doubt that e-commerce is set to be the next major development in the use of Internet technologies. As the technologies mature, more companies are turning to e-commerce to gain real business advantage. This white paper gives businesses in the UK an insight into the significant commercial opportunities Internet technologies present, and guidance on how to turn those opportunities into reality with a 'how-to' guide to setting up an electronic business.

This White Paper is available in Word format only. Click here to download the White Paper

Your route to the networked economy
This white paper helps British companies make effective use of computer networking to meet the commercial challenges of the future. With a suggested course of actions, case studies and a list of further resources, it is essential reading for any business joining the networked economy.

This White Paper is available in Word format only. Click here to download the White Paper(File size .8 Mb).


Commercial Opportunities and Threats in the Networked Economy
Why has network technology become such a pressing business issue? How can businesses exploit this technology to gain competitive advantage? First published in 1997 and updated in 2003, this white paper explores the importance of networking your business for small to medium-sized businesses that want to remain competitive in the shifting market.

This White Paper is available in PDF format. Click here to download the White Paper (File size 2.6Mb).

How to dot-com your business: e-Business made simple
This handbook provides small to medium-sized organisations with an introduction to exploiting Internet technologies to gain real business advantage. From implementing a secure e-mail strategy, through to the development of a corporate intranet to gain significant internal cost savings and cultural change, the handbook lays out a framework for fully implementing an e-business strategy. 

A new up-to-date version of this popular  publication for SMEs is due out soon. To order a copy, click here.

 

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