1. Alternatives for a WAN
a. (ISP) Internet Service Provider
a.i. Provides you with a legitimate Internet address
a.ii. Serves as your gateway to the Internet
a.iii. Pays for the Internet
b.i. converts the computers digital data into signals that
1. Technology Needed for E-Commerce
a. Three-Tier Architecture refers to three different classes of
User tier consists of computers that have
browsers that request and process Web pages.
Server tier consists of computers that run
Leased Lines & PSDN Compared to Wans
Networks of Leased Lines
Communication lines are leased from telecommunications
companies and connected into a network.
a.ii. The lines connect geographically distant sites.
the process of transforming clear text into coded,
unintelligible text for secure storage or communication.
algorithms used to transform clear text
into coded, unintelligible text for
1. E-commerce Improves Market Efficiency
the elimination of middle layers in the supply
Cut out the middle man so it is more efficient.
a.ii. Improves flow of price information / price comparisons so
1. Companies Using E-Commerce
the buying and selling of goods and services over public
and private computer networks. Two types: Merchant and
E-Commerce Merchant Companies those
that take title to
1. The importance of Business Process Management to Organizations
a. Business Process Management (BPM) BPM is the systematic
process of creating, assessing, and altering business processes.
a.i. as-is-model documents the current situation and th
1. Computer Network
a. Network: a collection of computers that communicate with one
another over transmission lines.
a.i. Local Area Network (LAN) connects computers that
reside in a single geographic location on the premises of the
1. Business Process Modeling Notation
a. Need for Standard for Business Processing Notation
a.i. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) a standard
set of terms and graphical notations for documenting
2. The interaction of Business P
1. Web 2.0
a. Web 2.0: a loose cloud of capabilities, technology, business
models, and philosophies.
a.i. Software as a Service (SAAS) Business model whereby
companies provide services based on their software, rather
than providing software as a product.