eHub Connects CBD B2B

[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Australian Stock Exchange-listed
company CBD Online has provided its
network of wired ‘e-buildings’ with a business-to-business (B2B) trading
hub.

The portal, eHub, will provide tenants of CBD Online’s smart buildings,
which include the Rialto Towers and Nauru House, with desktop access to a
wide range of suppliers, offering CBD businesses a more convenient and
simplified way to manage their procurement processes.

According to the company, over 200 locations in Australia and
internationally have been identified as potential sites, all of which will
have access to the eHub via the CBD Online Web site.

“Business tenants generate millions of dollars of procurement
transactions each year,” said CBD Online’s managing director Antony
Hing.

“From today, business with access to our eHub portal will be able to save
time and money by buying everything from paperclips, paper and pens through
to computer hardware, coffee and fax machines,” Hing said.

CBD Online was formed last year with the intention of creating
building-specific Web sites for commercial properties in the central
business districts of the world’s major trade centers.

The company’s initial strategy was to create Web sites for physical
buildings within central business districts; Intranets that delivered
content, information and subscription services; individual and aggregate
e-commerce purchasing, research facilities and other online solutions
responding to business requirements.

By leveraging off the physical connectivity of central business district
buildings using broadband carriers, including Davnet, CBD Online entered the
online arena with eBusiness context for connected buildings.

“We provide commercial property owners with an opportunity to enhance the
value of their property assets through the use of proven and advanced
Internet-based technologies throughout the complete supply-chain process,”
said Hing.

CBD Online listed on the ASX in April following a reverse takeover of
Asia Pacific Infrastructure. It now has three operating divisions:
eBuildings (building-specific Web communities), eHub (the new procurement
site) and eBusiness solutions (technology consulting).

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