Bead Bar E-Commerce Site Presentation

Bead Bar E-Commerce Site Presentation - ProjectOverview...

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Project Overview Bead Bar Systems Christa Gibbs
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Description E-business , as defined by Malaga (2005), “is the conduct of commercial transactions with the help of telecommunication systems.” What this means is that businesses no longer are defined by the traditional walk in for service sense of the word; they can now conduct business over the phone, or even on the internet. Online businesses operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for 365 days a year; they are never closed. This is the single most important aspect of having an online business. In the end, this means more store hours, less utility bills, and fewer employees. Every aspect of this part of the business is a plus for Bead Bar. Even while asleep, Bead Bar has the potential to gain capital. Search engines equal increased profits. Thanks to popular search engines, such as Yahoo and Google, customers can spend less time searching for specific products, and more time buying instead. All of the information that they would possibly need to make an informed decision on a product can be found in a matter of minutes.
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Overview There are several technologies that are needed to run an electronic business, and run it well. A TCP/IP connection is vital, Java Applets to run menus and banner ads, firewalls for protection, electronic billing and electronic payment methods for customer transactions. TCP/IP is actually “two separate protocols that work together: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP)” (Malaga, 2005). This is the protocol that the internet operates on. This is also the same protocol that many companies use to set up their own networks. Java is the “most widely used browser-based (also called client-side) language” (Malaga, 2005). Applications can be built quickly using Java, and they are easily maintained. Java applications are called applets, and they are used for a variety of things from cascading menus, to pop up banners. A java applet can be built into different sections of the website, creating a window within a window, and there, a customer can create different things using tools given. In this case, an area where customers could design their own jewelry made from Bead Bar materials. Firewalls help to keep private information private and secure. Firewalls are “hardware, software, or a
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