CBI launches e-council to lobby politiciansThe CBI hasintroduced an e-business council, made up of 30 member companies. The councilaims to lobby politicians in the UK and in Europe, encourage companies to adoptnew ideas to improve competitiveness and carry out surveys, as well as stageconferences and best practice workshops. The council will be chaired by JohnStewart, deputy group chief executive of Barclays and members includee-business doyenne Eva Pascoe of Zoom.co.uk, one of the founders of theworldwide Cyberia chain of Internet cafes.www.cbi.org.uk Fifty-sixper cent of companies in central London with over 200 employees use on-linelearning as a training method, according to a survey of 1,200 businesses in thecapital. The survey, carried out by the training and enterprise council FocusCentral, also showed that 53 per cent of major retailers and financialbusinesses use Intranet-based in-house training. www.focus-central-london.co.uk Many UK firms are not fit for e-businessTheestimated worldwide cost of viruses and computer hacking in 2000 has alreadyreached $1.6 trillion and research from e-business security systems supplier,Network Associates, reveals UK CEOs and MDs are failing to take responsibilityfor the protection of their e-business. It also finds many workers aren’t alertto potential security threats and said staff education must play a greater rolein reducing the instances of security breaches. e-business in brief: London really is the e-learning capitalOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Put your CV on the TVJobseekersin Bath can create talking CVs using Isero.com’s software at the world’s firstwalk-in Remote Assessment Centre. Using webcam technology and a microphone,jobhunters can create a 3D snapshot of their employment history andpersonality. The CV costs £39.95.www.talkingcv.com Coursesto focus on e-supply chainCranfieldUniversity School of Management has introduced three programmes focusing on thesupply chain in e-business, and it has developed an e-logistics system toimprove efficiency. The courses are e-Business and the Supply Chain, Managinge-Procurement in the Supply Chain and the Design of Distribution ande-Fulfillment Centres. It is also staging a conference, e-Supply Chains:Collaborating for Success, on 1 March 2001. The web site has more details, andwww.e-scrf.com has been set up for a new supply chain research forum.www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/cclt Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.