An eBusiness solution is a complex amalgamation of technologies and services. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as "eBusiness in a box."
Even if there were, the eBusiness solution would still require customization. Therefore, when embarking on developing and maintaining an eBusiness solution, it is imperative to understand all the technologies and services that are at your disposal.
The remainder of this course goes into detail about these tools and services. As an introduction, and as a way of organizing subsequent lessons in this course, here we will categorize all the technologies and services associated with eBusiness solutions.
The categories include:
- Infrastructure technologies
- Integration technologies
- Enabling technologies
- eBusiness enhancement technologies
- eBusiness suites
The modules of this course will map your business needs to these specific technologies and services. They will explain the role that each category of technology plays in the larger context of an eBusiness solution.
Here, we will simply define these categories and explain how they work together.