A new website has launched offering a ‘virtual expo’ of e-business services and products.
The site is the result of 11 months ground work by IT consultant Marty Verry and marketing man Tony McDrury, both of whom returned to New Zealand from Europe last year.
“New Zealand has fallen behind in its adoption of e-business and according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Development and Deloitte, the number one impediment is lack of understanding,” says Verry who worked in Europe for five years as a Peoplesoft consultant.
“We sat down with about 80 vendors and asked what the issues were and people having to hunt all over the show for information.”
About 42 companies are showcased on the site in 60 different exhibits.
All the exhibitors are asked to provide case studies, which can be searched according to industry sector or technology.
Verry says exhibitors pay either a fixed monthly rate or can choose to pay based on the number of unique visitors to their pages.
Another part of the site, the e-business education centre has information sourced from the Ministry of Economic Development, Massey University, consultancies and vendor white papers. It also has links to other sites.