Archived—Canadian e-Business Initiative

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The Canadian e-Business Initiative (CeBI) was a successful voluntary, private sector-led partnership with the federal government. CeBI was officially launched in September 2002, with a two-year mandate to advocate e-business adoption and use amongst SMEs, advise on tax and investment rules, brand Canada as a tech-savvy country and benchmark Canada's performance in the digital economy. CeBI's final meeting was held on September 28, 2004.

Canadian e-Business Initiative Reports

Fast Forward 5.0: Making Connectivity Work for Canada
September 2004 – This report contains the fourth annual e-report card and highlights the work of CeBI in championing e-business initiatives and policy changes.

Net Impact Canada IV: Strategies For Increasing SME Engagement In The E-Economy
September 2004 – This study completes the series and grades Canada's progress in SME e-business adoption.

Net Impact III: Overcoming the Barriers
October 2003 – This report summarizes the results of focus group research conducted in September 2003, which examined the adoption and implementation of Internet Business Solutions (IBS) by Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Fast Forward 4.0: Growing Canada's Digital Economy
May 2003 – This report contains the third annual e-report card and highlights the work of CeBI in championing e-business initiatives and policy changes.

Net Impact Study Canada: The International Experience
May 2003 – The Net Impact Study compares Canada's progress in SME e-business adoption with the progress of SMEs in the United States and Europe.

Net Impact Study Canada: The SME Experience
November 2002 – This study summarizes the results from a survey of 398 SMEs during the summer of 2002 and presents some of the preliminary results of the Canadian research.