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e-Business in the chemical, rubber and plastics industrythe ICT Task Force, a group whose work is to draw together and integrate variousactivities aiming to strengthen Europe's ICT sector, andactivities in the areas of ICT standardisation, as part of the generalstandardisation activities of the Commission. 8In parallel to the work of the SeBW, the "Sectoral Innovation Watch" (see www.europeinnova.org)analyses sectoral innovation performance and challenges across the EU froman economic perspective. Studies cover, inter alia, the following sectors: chemical,automotive, aerospace, food, ICT, textiles, machinery and equipment.Scope of the programmeSince 2001, the SeBW and its predecessor "e-Business W@tch" have published e-business studies on about 25 sectors 9 of the European economy, annual comprehensivesynthesis reports about the state-of-play in e-business in the European Union, statisticalpocketbooks and studies on specific ICT issues. All publications can be downloaded fromthe programme's website at www.ebusiness-watch.org. In 2007/08, the main studies ofthe SeBW focus on the following 10 sectors and specific topics:No. Sector / topic in focus NACE Rev. 1.1 Reference to earlierstudies by SeBW1 Chemical, rubber and plastics 24, 25 2004, 20032 Steel 27.1-3, 27.51+52 --3 Furniture 36.12-14 --4 Retail 52 2004, 20035 Transport and logistics services 60, 63 (parts thereof) --6 Banking 65.1 20037 RFID adoption and implications (several sectors) --8 Intellectual property rights forICT-producing SMEs9 Impact of ICT and e-business onenergy use10 Economic impact and drivers ofICT adoption30.01+02, 32.1-3, 33.2+3;64.2; 72 (parts thereof)The SeBW presents a 'wide-angle' perspective on the adoption and use of ICT in thesectors studied. They assess how ICT is having an influence on business processes,notably by enabling electronic data exchanges between a company and its customers,suppliers, service providers and business partners. (The underlying conceptualframework is explained in more detail in the following section.) In addition, the studiesalso provide some background information on the respective sectors, including abriefing on current trends. Readers, however, should not mistakenly consider this part asthe main topic of the analysis. The introduction to the sector is neither intended, nor couldit be a substitute for more detailed industrial analysis.------89The 2006 ICT Standardisation Work Programme complements the Commission's "Action Planfor European Standardisation" of 2005 by dealing more in detail with ICT matters.see overview at www.ebusiness-watch.org/studies/on_sectors.htm.13

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