E-Business means conducting business based on complete, up-to-date and accurate information that has been collected from a variety of sources (both across an enterprise and beyond) and integrated for easy access. In fact, e- business is all about integration in that integrated information supports integrated business processes. An e-business integrates internal business processes through information shared across departments and divisions. Business- to-business environments involve an even broader range of integration since an e-business integrates its business processes with those of customers and partners by sharing information across corporate boundaries.

THE HURWITZ TAKE: The data integration that e-business demands is an opportunity for improving data quality. In situations where data quality is low, e-business integration cannot succeed without the implementation of aggressive data quality measures.

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