FYI: Cash Flow

B-to-B e-commerce estimates for U.S. companies, by technology (in $ billions)
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
EDI and other private networks $396.00 $458.00 $508.00 $536.00 $539.00 $541.00
Direct corporate Internet purchases* 87.00 242.00 503.00 779.00 1,082.00 1,393.00
Electronic B-to-B marketplaces 5.00 43.00 172.00 354.00 593.00 843.00
Sources: Yankee Group, The Wall Street Journal
*Defined as direct Internet purchases from a Web site without an intermediary such as a B-to-B exchange

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