Electronic business has fundamentally altered the way in which organizations attain and sustain competitive advantage. The goal of systems analysis and design is to develop a technical infrastructure that is tightly coupled with an organizations strategic plan. The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a primary means to achieving this goal. The purpose of this paper is to view each step in the SDLC from an EBusiness perspective to gain insight into how this emerging environment is affecting the methods, techniques, and tools that are used to facilitate the steps within the SDLC. Current research is discussed as well as future research issues that are considered to be pertinent to the development of methods, techniques, and tools that will facilitate an EBusinessoriented SDLC methodology.