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    Managing Information Technology: Context Map, B2B, B2C

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    1. What are some of the potential benefits of B2B applications that use the Internet?

    2. Choose one of the five competitive forces in Porter's model. Describe a new opportunity and a new threat due to e-commerce via the Internet for a specific industry of your choosing.

    3. Define the term system. Give an example of a business system, and create a context diagram to show its boundary, environment, inputs, and outputs.

    4. Describe how logical and physical representations of a To-Be system will differ

    5. Define and contrast the following pairs of terms: dot-com and bricks-and-clicks; intranet and extranet; B2C and B2B

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    1. What are some of the potential benefits of B2B applications that use the Internet?

    One of the potential benefits of business to business applications that use the Internet include the ability to communicate computer to computer between organizations, thus avoiding "manual shuffling of paperwork and little if any reentering of data" (Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin & Perkins, 2012, p. 257). Utilizing B2B applications processes can be streamlined and avoid human processing errors. In addition, orders can be directly input into suppliers system to better schedule manufacturing or procurement and delivery. Another benefit of B2B applications is the ability to transmit data at all hours over secure lines. This eliminates the need to have staff available for extended hours to process orders, input sales, or schedule deliveries. This also allows companies to operate more efficiently, reduce cycle times, costs of doing business and "improve coordination among business partners" (Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin & Perkins, 2012, p. 261).

    2. Choose one of the five competitive forces in Porter's model. Describe a new opportunity and a new threat due to e-commerce via the Internet for a specific industry of your choosing.

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    This detailed solution describes: benefits of B2B applications via the Internet, opportunity and threat due to e-commerce in regards to one of Porters Five forces, defines "system" and gives a business example, including a context map, how logical and physical representations of To-Be System differ, and compares/contrasts dot.com with bricks and clicks, intranet and extranet, B2C and B2B. Supported by complete, APA formatted references. Attachment includes APA formatted solution.

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