Electronic Commerce


APPLICATIONS OF E-COMMERCE  Following are some of the widely used E-Commerce applications. 1. Internet Bookshops It is one of the first applications of e-commerce on Internet. Books as an item of merchandise have the following significant advantages for the online retailers: Books can be described well on the Internet. Moreover, it is not an item, […]

E-commerce Security Tools

E-commerce Security Tools    E-commerce security is the protection of e-commerce assets from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction. While security features do not guarantee a secure system, they are necessary to build a secure system. Dimensions of E-commerce Security: 1. Integrity – The ability to ensure that information being displayed on a web site […]

Security Issues in E-business

Security Issues in E-business E-commerce systems are based upon internet use, which provides open and easy communications on a global basis. However, because the internet is unregulated, unmanaged and uncontrolled, it poses a wide range of risks and threats to the systems operating on it. Some of the common security threats you may come across: […]

Online shopping

Online shopping   Online Shopping is a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet using a web browser. An online shop evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or shopping center; the process is called business-to-consumer (B2C) online shopping. In the case where a business buys from another business, the process is […]

World Wide Web

World Wide Web   Researcher Tim Berners-Lee led the development of the original World Wide Web in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He helped build prototypes of the above Web technologies and coined the term “WWW.” Web sites and Web browsing exploded in popularity during the mid-1990s. The Web, or World Wide Web, is basically a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. […]

Intranet and Extranets

Intranet and Extranets Intranet An intranet is a network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization’s members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet’s Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. Benefits 1. Workforce productivity […]

Internet and its application

Internet and its application   Internet is a network of computers linking many different types of computers all over the world.It is a network of networks sharing a common mechanism for addressing(identifying) computers,and a common set of communication protocols for communications between two computers on the network. Applications of Internet 1. Communication Computer users around […]


THE LIMITATIONS OF E-COMMERCE   These again will be dealt with according to the three major stakeholders – Organisations Consumers and Society Limitations of e-commerce to organizations Lack of sufficient system security, reliability, standards and communication protocols. There are numerous reports of websites and databases being hacked into, and security holes in software. For example, […]


THE BENEFITS OF E-COMMERCE   The benefits of e-commerce can be seen to affect three major stakeholders: Organisations, Consumers and Society. Benefits of e-commerce to organizations Electronic commerce expands the market place to national and international market with minimal capital outlay, a company can easily and quickly locate more customers, the best suppliers, and the […]

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