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In August 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann BMG. Review the companyâ??s Web site at http://www.sonybmg.com/ and consider the e-commerce challenges facing Sony. Complete the following: Choose a company, other than Sony, and describe the challenges of that business that are unique to e-commerce. Include in a discussion of th

E-Commerce: Regulatory Implications

Select either the Federal Communications Commission website, www.fcc.org, or the European Commission's e-commerce website, http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm. Both websites highlight a number on ongoing initiatives. Select one initiative and discuss its regulatory implications. Identify and discuss ways in which public policy regu

How do you propose that each of the Web sites could be improved?

Find examples of each of the categories of e-commerce: B2B, B2C, P2P, and C2B. For each of the examples found, describe the levels of interactivity and customization on the Web site. From a consumer standpoint, what do you like and dislike about each of the Web sites? How do you propose that each of the Web sites could be improv

Among other things, you might consider discussing and contrasting the potential benefits, risks, and challenges of each, as well as how each company's e-business solution planning and implementation m

Two unrelated companies are starting to plan for their respective implementations of an e-business solution. Company A has decided to keep the scope of its e-business very small and to keep the work and time necessary to implement its e-business solution to a minimum. They are planning to implement only an ERP system without

Essential Items for a Small Town Website: What would you include?

Many towns and small cities have websites that they use to interact with their citizens. Describe three departments that should be included on the home page of a small town's Web site and describe the citizen interactions that should be facilitated by the site for each department. If you were designing the web site, what else wo

Biometric Security Devices

Assume you are working for a medium-sized company that sells products on its Web site and that the company keeps the computers that run its Web server, database server, and transaction processing server in the office next to yours. Describe what a biometric security device is and explain how your employer might use one to more o

Shopping Carts for Secure Transactions

Research and apply the content from a minimum of three recent articles about the use of the Shopping Cart. Produce a research paper (APA Format) discussing your viewpoint on the topic and refer to the content from the articles to support your findings. APA formatting guidelines require a title page, abstract page, and reference

Discussion of Electronic Commerce Software

Using the Web or other resources, find an article that describes a successful application of Web services. Describe how the company implemented the Web services application and explain why using Web services was better than using an alternative approach to solve the problem.

Discussion Forum: The Opt-in Statement

Assume you are working for a company that sells music online. The marketing department would like to send e-mails to customers who have purchased music from the Web site. These e-mails would use information about the genres of music customers have purchased in the past and would offer those discounts on new releases in those gen

Electronic marketing: Open source e-commerce

Do you think that open source e-commerce applications are the best solution in the market today? Why or why not? Do you think that the future of e-commerce applications is leading for all applications to be open source? Why or why not? Is this good for the future of e-commerce? In text citing and references needed.

Evaluate Wal-Mart's comprehensive website

Wal-Mart has a comprehensive website that sells a variety of products and expands their ability to distribute goods and services. Please review this site, http://wal-mart.com and discuss the following: 1. How effective is the website in making it easy to purchase goods? 2. Wal-Mart is moving more strongly into service are

Benefits of written and oral communication within the work environment

Identify the elements of the basic virtual communications model focusing on technology as a means to communicate globally. The following subtopics are to be addressed: â?¢ Subtopic 1: Discuss and describe effective and efficient online communication techniques and distinguish the types of technology-mediated communication

Business Management Disadvantage

(1) One disadvantage of an ASP is: A) the leasing company must make room for operations and maintenance employees of the ASP. B) the leasing company gives up control of security and has to trust the ASP to adequately protect systems and data. C) the leasing company is responsible for maintaining the equipment the ASP provi

Marketing: m-commerce, e-procurement, aggregator, e-government

(1) Evidence suggests that important factors conducive to job satisfaction include all of the following except: A) mentally challenging work. B) high pay. C) supportive relationships. D) supportive working conditions. (2) Of the fullest potential applications, the best suited to m-commerce is: A) purchasing an autom

Electronic Business

A new client of a shoe store is planning to move to e-business format. The client is wondering if everything is ready. To evaluate the e-business capability of the shoe store, you will have to perform an assessment of the current state of a company and the process of determining gaps between the current and future state. -Eva

E-Commerce and Globalization for Wal-Mart

Explain how Wal-Mart integrates the concepts and operations management principles that you've been studying in this module and address the following questions : 1) Check the internet about the company you chose. Check the websites as well. How is e-commerce applied in the organization? 2) How can e-commerce provide competi

Electronic Business

Open source e-commerce solutions are opening a vast amount of possibilities because of the flexibility and cost-effectiveness they provide to all types of businesses in different business sectors. Retail stores trying to cut costs with the inconsistencies of the economy and economic future are starting to use different platforms

Marketing research (MR) is a unique method of evaluating an organizations' internal and external environments. A SWOTT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and trends) analysis is often considered to be an outlined segment of market research. It is a foundational element to new business ventures and/or restructuring, reshaping, reformulating, and enhancing the current organizational culture. MR is a comprehensive analysis of strategic positioning within the marketplace. According to Trish G. Byrnes (2003) the research process may involve asking pertinent questions as it pertains to the organizations main objective, such as; Where the organization wants to go in terms of globalization, or shareholder wealth maximization? Is the product or service relevant to the marketplace? Is the product needed at this time? What is the cost to finance such a product or service? What are the current trends? Byrnes further suggests that MR may require qualitative and quantitative data in order to determine the best strategic approach, especially during times where a products life cycle is uncertain. "As businesses continue to develop and mature in the new millennium, marketing decision makers will face a variety of new and more complex challenges, problems, and opportunities from changing legal, political, cultural, technological, and competitive landscapes that directly impact their firms' operations."(Hair, Bush, and Ortinau, 2003).

Marketing research (MR) is a unique method of evaluating an organizations' internal and external environments. A SWOTT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and trends) analysis is often considered to be an outlined segment of market research. It is a foundational element to new business ventures and/or restructuring

Dollar General Database Database systems are developed to make an organization's day-to-day operations run smoothly. It provides an organization a convenient way to handle business transactions by eliminating the use of mundane processes that may occur. For instance, most e-Commerce based organizations have a FAQ page on their website in order to address the recurring concerns and questions of consumers, this allows an organization to answer the same question continuously without providing new information to answer that one question, therefore a FAQ page is a method of reducing the amount of reiteration of addressing the same issue. In retrospect a database is similar to an internal electronic FAQ page for a business, for example, it is a convenient way to handle an overwhelming demand for an organizational process such as; an HR function of payroll or employment recruiting. A database would contain sensitive information, thus offering a system that enables the organization to store a large amount of information. According to Senior Researcher for Microsoft Corporation, James N. Gray (1997), database systems have taken on many forms of evolution and variations of changes to restructure organization and revolutionize the way organizations conduct business..

convenient way to handle business transactions by eliminating the use of mundane processes that may occur. For instance, most e-Commerce based organizations have a FAQ page on their website in order to address the recurring concerns and questions of consumers, this allows an organization to answer the same question continuously

E-Commerce and 4 Ps

1.What are the differences in marketing to a business as opposed to a consumer? Why is it different? How is it different? 2.The world of e-commerce has certainly changed the ideas of buying and selling. However, even with using the internet the 4-P's still are important. For this Discussion Questions, how do you feel the Pl

Management Information Systems help

1. E-commerce can help or hinder an organization. Take a stand on one side and defend it. 2. It is usually agreed that "stores without walls" give customers many advantages. Discuss some of the disadvantages. 3. What is better, centralized or decentralized systems? Take a stand on one side and defend (and support!) your po

Bank Encounters a Security Breach

See the attached file. Case Study 1 - Public Company Banking Events of a Breach a. Accessed bank transfer of Sabanes-Oxley - compliant company b. Accessed systems after IT-vendor assured security c. Accessed sensitive Human Resource data over supposedly secure IntraNETs d. Downloaded Credit Union's customer file e. Fille

Explain the importance of customer service and customer support in an e-business and discuss some of the strategies businesses can use in creating customer relationship management

One way e-businesses can differentiate their business is by providing benefits to the customer. One important aspect is customer service, such as FAQ or one-click shopping cart. Markets see the value of customer relationship management (CRM). The goal is to maintain a long-term relationship with the customers. Explain the imp

Emerging Technology and Trends

· Evaluate the effects of emerging technology trends on e-business and SCM. · Describe and provide examples and additional research of business opportunities based upon e-business and SCM principles. The response addresses the queries posted in 791 words with references.

Being All Things to All People & Ask Eraser

1. Being All Things to All People may cause many entrepreneurs to disagree because they do not want to limit their services to any clients. Persuade a new entrepreneur that a specific focus is better for her business. 2. Ask Eraser is designed to strengthen users trust in Ask.com. Discuss the ways Ask Eraser might have th

Importance of information security in organizations

1) Explain the need for a sound information security in organizations. 2) How will you justify the need of introducing information security procedures, policies or awareness training to enterprises of various sizes, taking into consideration the cost involved, the industry (e.g. small banks?), the level of threat, and exposur

Analyzing a hi-tech website for a small retail store

A project forms an important aspect of change and development in a business. Modern times have led to an increased importance of web-based platforms for communicating to the clients and presenting them with the required information. The current project is to create a hi-tech website for a small retail store in order to be able t