Archived Blog Post: November 24, 2000

E-Commerce Dream Proves the Undoing of a Solid Business - "Shaw's old computer system, designed for furniture industry sales people to check prices, place orders and track inventory, was replaced with a state-of-the art Oracle database system. Unfortunately, sales people often could not find an item's price in the computer. The system also falsely reported whether an order was in stock or had been shipped."

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