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13. Besides news and articles, what other forms of information or content do content providers offer? 14. What is a reverse auction? What company is an example of this type of business? 15. What are the key success factors for exchanges? How are they different from portals? 16. How have the unique features of e-commerce technology changed industry structure in the travel business? 17. Who are the major players in an industry value chain and how are they impacted by e- commerce technology? 18. What are five generic business strategies for achieving a profitable business? 19. What is the difference between a market opportunity and a marketspace? 20. What is crowdfunding and how does it help e-commerce companies raise capital?
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3.E-commerce Infrastructure: The Internet, Web, and Mobile Platform 1. What are the three basic building blocks of the Internet? 2. What is latency, and how does it interfere with Internet functioning? 3. Explain how packet switching works. 4. How is the TCP/IP protocol related to information transfer on the Internet? 5. What technological innovation made client/server computing possible? 6. What is cloud computing, and how has it impacted the Internet? 7. Why are smartphones a disruptive technology? 8. What role does a Tier 1 ISP play in Internet infrastructure? 9. What function do the IXPs serve? 10. What is the goal of the Internet2 project? 11. Compare and contrast intranets and the Internet as a whole. 12. What are some of the major limitations of today’s Internet? 13. What are some of the challenges of policing the Internet? Who has the final say when it comes to content? 14. Compare and contrast the capabilities of Wi-Fi and cellular wireless networks. 15. What are the basic capabilities of a web server? 16. What are the major technological advancements that are anticipated to accompany the Internet of the future? Discuss the importance of each. 17. Why was the development of the browser so significant for the growth of the Web? 18. What advances and features does HTML5 offer? 19. Name and describe five services currently available through the Web. 20. Why are mobile apps the next big thing?
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4. Building an E-commerce Presence: Websites, Mobile Sites, and Apps 1. What are the main factors to consider when developing an e-commerce presence? 2. Define the systems development life cycle and discuss the various steps involved in creating an e-commerce site. 3. Discuss the differences between a simple logical and a simple physical website design. 4. Why is system testing important? Name the types of testing and their relation to each other. 5. Compare the costs for system development and system maintenance. Which is more expensive, and why? 6. Why is a website so costly to maintain? Discuss the main factors that impact cost. 7. What are the main differences between single-tier and multi-tier site architecture?
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