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Running head: ANALYZING TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 1 Analyzing Technical Requirements Alan Ta WEB/320: Principles of E-Commerce Professor: Kenneth Barr 08/11/2013 DeVry University
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Running head: ANALYZING TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 2 Introduction This paper gives a complete plan of establishing a B2B (business-to-business) e- commerce website for Allied SmartParts, Inc. The paper analyses the needs of the company based on the requirements presented by the managers of various departments of the company. The steps involved in setting up the web-site and how the plan meets the requirements stated by the managers are explained in this paper. Analysing Technical Requirements The website proposed by the Allied Smart Parts, Inc. is a B2B website as it wants to sell online the automobile parts it produces to the automotive businesses. In order to start developing the website for the EC purpose, the first decision to be made is about the hosting. As stated by Alix Lee, Vice President of Finance, the company has a good budget for the project and is not going to do it on the cheap. Also, Shelly Williams, Vice President of Operations, said that it should be in the company’s own possession because of sensitive information. From all this, the company is suggested to have a self-hosted website. “Self-hosting is beneficial when a business has special requirements, such as maximum data security, protection of intellectual property, or most likely, when the business intends to have a large and complex site” (Turban 2008, 743). For this purpose, Allied will need to have a separate server room in which the hosting server will be installed. The self-hosted system is costly to establish, but as Alix Lee said, budget is not a problem. A self-hosted system also takes a lot of time to develop. Completing it in time is one
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  • Spring '13
  • Web server, Web hosting service, technical requirements, Alix Lee

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