To better prepare you to build an eBusiness solution and to know which tools are necessary for each aspect of that solution, we have created an optional course project for you. The course project revolves around a fictitious ebusiness, called SEOTrance. You are asked to imagine yourself as one of its senior IT managers. The course project consists of two multi-step exercises. It asks you to examine two phases of SEOTrance.com's business:
- its early existence as a Web site and
- its transition to an enterprise portal.
More specifically, in the first exercise you will be asked to respond to some complaints lodged by customers and by your company's inventory department
. In the second exercise, you will consider the requirements for turning SEOTrance.com from a site into a full-fledged enterprise portal.
In each exercise, you will have a choice as to which issues to respond to, and your tutors will evaluate your responses accordingly. If you wish, you may answer every question in the project, but we won't grade you on those. In both exercises, you will have a set of resources to help you respond to the problems in question. These resources include the following kinds of information: