Date Added: Sep 2012
Creating an agile e-commerce is still a challenging issue. The alignment between business and IT plays a key role as changing business demands must be implemented immediately. To avoid misunderstandings and to lead to a better business-IT alignment the authors provide an ontology model, describing enterprise objects and their relations. As business rules guide or influence business behaviour, they use business rules which can be easily created and changed by business people. A system works directly with the ontology and the business rules. So, if changes occur, the business can express their changes and the IT system can react accordingly.