October 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Trouble spots abound for Internet exchanges

During the past 10 months, consortium trading exchanges (CTEs) have formed in almost every industry. These ventures unite competitors to build open marketplaces for the buying and selli..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

During the past 10 months, consortium trading exchanges (CTEs) have formed in almost every industry. These ventures unite competitors to build open marketplaces for the buying and selling of goods and services. How are the CTEs faring? Bruce Richardson and analysts at AMR Research have identified 10 critical trouble spots that "threaten to derail these new marketplaces in the next 12 months." Highlighted here is an overview of these 10 challenges: 1. Premature promises of functionality. Interviews with CTE operators and members show that the exchanges are too optimistic about delivery dates for functionality. CTEs ofte

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