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Despite a slump in e-business stocks, the E-Business Barometer remained steady for April. The IT Toolbox E-Business Stock Index sunk to its lowest monthly close ever, down more than 80 percent from its February 2000 peak. But there was a compensating sharp decrease in dot-com layoffs in March, even as overall corporate layoffs reached an all-time record.
The E-Business Barometer gauges the health and current direction of the e-business economy. Each month, we focus on one segment of e-business, and this time around we look at SCM (supply-chain management).
Recent SCM and e-business research
* Gartner predicts that in 2001, SCM (supply-chain …