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The promise of the Internet fulfilled
In this groundbreaking book, the experts at PricewaterhouseCoopers share their vision and astonishing track record for a new Internet model: "B-to-E," business-to-employee, or more appropriately, business-to-everything. In the B-to-E model, employees of large corporations can conduct all professional and personal business through a single corporate web portal. The result is not only a more integrated, dynamic corporate community, but also huge potential cost savings maximizing technology already in place. Illuminating case studies of Hewlett Packard, Ford Motor Company, and others demonstrate that the future of the Internet is as first promised: unified enterprises, empowered individuals, new horizons for both.
Robin Lissack is a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers and an expert in B-to-E issues. George Bailey is the leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' B-to-E business in the western United States.

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The Business-to-Everything revolution is upon us. Organizations are connecting everything and everyone, finally working seamlessly toward one, well-defined goal. A Thousand Tribes shows that a massive new capital investment is not required for this monumental shift into high-gear productivity; rather, it uncovers the power of the Internet to help your organization, like many others, achieve instant global connectivity, lower costs, and maximize the value of existing resources.

Many organizations have begun to use the Internet on a technological level to integrate the disparate systems that often hobble corporate communication and business performance. But top companies know how to take it three steps further. They see the real power of the Internet and have embraced it to make fundamental, enterprise-wide changes, transforming the way work is done. Isn't it time your company became truly global-integrated, united, and focused?

A Thousand Tribes explores several Fortune 1000 companies to uncover how they use their portals to:
* Move work to the Web
* Communicate important information instantly, enterprise-wide
* Reduce infrastructure costs
* Implement business strategy
* Increase productivity
* Drive innovation

Connecting people-both within the organization and to the resources they need to get the job done-has reached new heights. Through detailed case studies in companies great and small, you will see the tangible results of what's really happening with the Internet.

You'll read how HP, Ford, and other companies use the Internet to respond immediately to market shifts, new opportunities, and fluctuating economic conditions.

Don't continue to invest millions on proprietary systems. Take the Internet-and your company-to a higher level, and discover how Business-to-Everything can transform your organization. Join the revolution.

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"With A Thousand Tribes, Lissak and Bailey have shown us the power of corporate portals to promote innovation and further employee satisfaction while reducing operational costs. They back up their position with compelling case studies and firsthand experience. This is a must-read for CEOs and managers who want to harness the power of 'Business-to-Everything'."
-Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO
author, The Art of Innovation

Discover the real power of the Internet-the power to help your organization achieve instant global connectivity, lower costs, and maximize the value of existing resources. A Thousand Tribes gives you all the information you need to rush to the front lines in the Business-to-Everything revolution.

You'll learn how B2E enables you to fully activate existing technologies, unify every aspect of your business, and integrate the disparate systems that often hobble corporate communication and business performance. But even more importantly, you'll discover how leading companies such as Ford and Hewlett-Packard use the Internet to make fundamental, enterprise-wide changes that transform the way work is done.

Detailed case studies demonstrate how organizations of all sizes use B2E portals to move work to the Web, communicate important information throughout the enterprise instantly, reduce infrastructure costs, implement business strategies, and drive innovation. Read A Thousand Tribes and learn how to make it happen in your company.

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