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Reference Search engine optimization tips. (n.d.). Retrieved February 3, 2006, from Microsoft Small Business Center Web site: Article Article: E-business technology issues: Questions and Answers Question 1: What is e-business technology? Answer 1: E-business relies on both telecommunications and computer technology. E-business technology is based on networks operating in real time and delivering microsecond digital information in multiple media forms. The continued advancements in technology have, in fact, made e-business possible. Cost reduction through technology is evidenced through bandwidth; it is no longer just affordable by a few. Networks have evolved to support multimedia applications. E-business is supported through networked voice, graphics, data, and video traffic. Bandwidth and processing resources continue to become more affordable, and the selection of offerings continues to expand. Question 2: What is unique about e-business communication? Answer 2: The unique feature of e-business communication is its global outreach potential at minimized costs. E-business communication has become a means to speak to worldwide audiences, thus greatly increasing potential markets. The roots of e-business communication can be traced back to computer technology and the advancement of microprocessor technology. E-business is also gaining from reduced costs in telecommunications. The cost of transmission is being cut in half every 3 years. With computer costs and telecommunications costs being drastically reduced and performance capabilities steadily improving in features and benefits, e-business is becoming a more powerful means of communication with global potential that is now in reach of vast numbers if companies and nearly all of their customers. Question 3: What is an e-business infrastructure? Answer 3: An e-business infrastructure supports digital traffic over telecommunication backbones, the number of connected users, and the range and depth of content offered. An infrastructure is ideally seamless for its users, easy to use, well integrated, and efficacious. Infrastructures must also
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have built-in features for handling issues of privacy, copyright, methods of payment, and security. Infrastructure can be viewed as operational and functional. Operational infrastructures deal with interoperability of the system and the creation of networks that run more efficiently. Functional infrastructures rely on policy-driven standards, regulations, and conduct to enable optimal use of the network. All are related to transaction costs as well as methods of insuring property protection and deriving revenue from the ownership of copyright material. The cost of sharing information or buying and selling depends on the degree of trust among the traders. Without trust, both the risk and the enforcement costs of transactions greatly increase. Identity verification, secure payment, contract and liability enforcement, ease of delivery, clear tax rules, information transparency, and privacy are supported through functional approaches to infrastructure management.
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