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Lesson 8

E-business Conclusion

This module discussed why eBusiness is so central to the economy. You also learned some of the key challenges of and tools available for developing an eBusiness solution. You should now be able to:
  1. Describe the market trends and drivers that make eBusiness a compelling business solution
  2. Chart the history of eBusiness from the 1970s on
  3. Identify the directions in which eBusiness is going and how it will likely change
  4. Define the basic challenges common to eBusiness solutions
  5. Describe why standards are a principal concern in eBusiness practices
  6. Discuss the technological tools available for building eBusiness architectures and solutions

New terms

Here are some terms that were presented in this module that may be new to you:
  1. De facto standards:A de facto standard is a custom or convention that has achieved a dominant position by public acceptance or market forces (for example, by early entrance to the market).
  2. Digitized content: Content that is broken down into and transmitted in digitally.
  3. Interoperability: Interoperability is a property referring to the ability of diverse systems andorganizations to work together (inter-operate).
  4. Maintainability:
  5. The ease with which a software system or component can be modified to correct faults, improve performance or other attributes, or adapt to a changed environment.
  6. Proprietary technologies: Technology solutions developed using customized standards.
  7. Reliability:Software Reliability is the probability of failure-free software operation for a specified period of time in a specified environment.
  8. Scalability:
  9. Stickiness:Creating and maintaining a competitive and long-term sustainable e-commerce channel requires attention to business process.
In the next module, you will start to learn about the array of infrastructure technologies necessary for your solution.
Specifically, you will learn about networking.

ebusiness Solution - Quiz

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ebusiness Solution - Quiz