The second day of Computerworld Expo in Auckland, which gets under way at 10am, features seminars on e-business and using Microsoft Office as a central part of running an organisation.
Called “E-business in the real world; myths, fantasies and harsh realities”, the e-business programme features presentations from companies that are running internet-based businesses, analysts and consultants.
Among the case studies presented will be OneZone, a marketplace set up by scientific supplies company Biolab, which is claimed to be a rare local example of a B2B exchange that’s transacting business.
And just as Microsoft primes the market for the release of Office XP, the next version of its suite of business applications, Expo attendees will be able to learn the intricacies of the current release from Microsoft authorised trainer Aim High.
Computerworld Expo also includes a lengthy list of free seminars covering subjects ranging from email marketing to power protection and Linux.
Yesterday’s seminars featured Mike Muhney of US software company Interact Commerce, which develops the ACT contact management package. Muhney told attendees that about two-thirds of customer relationship management implementation projects fail because IT staff forget to involve sales forces in system development.