Ecommerce (M) BETC IT

Potential risks to organisations of committing to an e-commerce system Organisation means a group of people work together with a common goal or objective in an organisation, there are many types of organizations, and in my presentation I would use businesses as a type of organization to develop my ideas and explanations. E-commerce offers competitive advantages such as improved customers service, reduced costs and entry to the global market, which attracted a lot of organizations to committing their businesses to an e-commerce system. However this typical system is not as perfect, there are also tons of potential risks of using e-commerce system. Especially for a new to e-commerce organisation, their site always not been fully protected or functioned, it would cause series of issues which need to be solved, and in order to solve these issues, organizations have to pay huge amount of money and time to investigate and maintain their systems. A website never born perfectly, the site like Amazon and eBay, years of changes and development has to be made. For example an business have their own management way, policy and security protection etc and it works very well before they committed to an e-commerce system, they set their tasks and they finished it perfectly without anything to do with ICT, but after they committed to an e-commerce system, it's a completely different story.

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Discussing commerse - shopping, banking and auctions.

COMMERCE INTRODUCTION Shopping, banking and auctions has become easy to deal. Nowadays you can do your shopping's, banking and auctions in the internet. These have got lot of advantages and same time disadvantages. It depends on you, do you want to use internet to deal these. Some people might feel that online services are convenient and some people don't trust online services. SHOPPING Shopping is something what everyone has to do. Some people might find shopping annoying and some people love shopping. To people who don't like shopping, there is an easy way to make shopping. You can shop from your home. This is possible by internet. Shopping from internet is called online shopping. Almost every shop has its own website. The websites are updated and you can make your purchases from there. You can find all products which are available in the shop. You can buy anything you want from internet. Clothes, home electrical, groceries and so on. In some shops you have paying ways. Usually paying is made by credit card. Before giving your credit card details, you need to make sure that your card is secured. Advantages of online shopping: * Makes shopping much more easier. * Save lots of time. * You can compare prices. * Online shopping is helpful, if you are trying to look for an item, which is hard to find. You can search for it from one place. This means you don't need to go

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Compare and Contrast Major console platforms

Kyle Walton AO1 – Compare and contrast major console platforms One of the major console platforms is Sony’s Playstation. Sony offers you many different ‘unique’ features such as six-axis controller, free PSN and blu-ray. Six axis controllers is a feature of the Playstation where you can use the controller as a steering wheel for example. The six-axis controllers cost £30 when new as it was a new technology, the battery of the controllers lasted for 30 hours of continuous gaming from full charge. Blu-ray discs are better quality than HD disc and have a capacity of 128 GB which means the PS3 exclusive games are larger than other console games. Although PSN is free it isn’t the best online gaming service there is that goes to Xbox live. The biggest PSN problem is that the service was hacked in 2011 and this proved that it is insecure and people will not be willing to pay. Another major console platform is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 these have features such as Xbox live Sky player and Zune. Zune is a film and music player where you can watch and listen to music from the internet. Sky player allows you to watch movies and programmes from sky on your Xbox without a Sky box. But you have to have a subscription to sky. And Xbox live is what allows you to play online with your friends on your Xbox although you have to pay for Xbox live it is better than PSN as there is more

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The Future of communication.

The Future of communication -"Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. --Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this universe, there shines a star." (from Clarke's foreword in 2001, A Space Odyssey, 1968) I think the next century; the educational revolution will ensure that learning will be completely liberated from the tyrannies of schedules and locations. Anybody, anywhere will be able to study any subject, and access any form of information - at his or her most comfortable speed. This will make education the life-long process it must be.*** I defiantly think the future of communications is in people. People will become more open to discussion or chat. Interaction of any kind is an important form learning, even body language; people will be more expressive and affectionate with each other. Who knows? The world may be a safer and ever more comfortable place to live…. I mean, we have seen single-interest groups - pro-choice, environmental, animal rights, and gay rights groups being the most prominent in the past centuary. Although I am always feeling since

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Creating Hyperlinks

To insert the button I clicked on insert-interactive images-flash button when the options screen came up I entered information such as; style, background color, button text, font, link, target screen and then name of the button. I then clicked OK. Creating Hyperlinks To link between pages I needed to create hyperlinks, to do this I first wrote the text that I wished the hyperlink to display I then highlighted it and entered the link into the box that appeared I then pressed enter Entering text To enter the text on my site I simply clicked where I wanted it to go and typed it in, I also changed the properties of the text i.e. alignment, color, size, bold, format, etc by highlighting the text and using the toolbar. Accuracy To check the accuracy of my work, e.g. all of my links worked and that there were no spelling errors in the pages I got my friend to read through the page for spelling errors and dead links. Here is a spelling error that was found. and here is the correction Back-up saving To ensure that I dint lose any work if the computer crashed I regularly saved my work, I did this by clicking on the file menu and then "save all frames" or "save" button depending on which file page I was working on. I have provided screenshots below of the buttons I used. I also saved it onto a cd incase the computer was damaged and the work was lost. Spelling and

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Testing Database

Testing Testing strategy The basic objective of testing the system is to ensure that everything is working as expected. During the testing we should look out for the following: * Macros should work as expected * Queries should run and return accurate outputs (and store required information property where appropriate) * Forms should display fields correctly * Command buttons should run actions as expected * Report should be printed correctly * Input should be validated correctly where appropriate * Required fields should not be empty. System should detect required fields that are empty The testing of the system will be divided into 3 parts: * Functional - the testing of individual components of the database. This is done when the component is created and will be documented in the implementation * System testing - the testing of the full system from beginning to end. This is done using the test plan below and will be done and documented once the whole system in complete. * End-use testing - getting the end user to test the system for a day. Done by the end user to detect any errors/problems and to establish whether the system meets the user requirements Testing plan Test Number What to test How to test it Expected Outcome Test switchboard and switchboard options Manually click all the buttons on the switchboard Switch board should load on database startup.

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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MOBILE PHONES

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MOBILE PHONES Mobile phones are used all over the world for different purposes. In this essay, we will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile phones. Dr Martin Cooper is considered the inventor of the first portable handset and the first person to make a call on a portable cell phone, in April 1973. This portable phone had numerous features never seen before. It revolutionised communication throughout the world. Below is a picture of the first portable cell phone and its features: Name: Motorola Dyna-Tac Size: 9 x 5 x 1.75 inches Weight: 2.5 pounds Display: None Number of Circuit Boards: 30 Talk time: 35 minutes Recharge Time: 10 hours Features: Talk, listen, dial ADVANTAGES Mobile phones have many advantages. Some of these advantages include: * To call different services in case of an emergency. * To contact people who may not have access to a landline. * To keep in touch with people regardless of where they are. * To send text, picture and video messages for various purposes. * They are getting cheaper. Many people own mobile phones (see Fig.1) as they have so many advantages. Below is a graph showing the results of a survey in the U.K. The 100 people who took part in this survey were asked, "Do you own a mobile phone?" Figure 1 In many businesses today mobile phone communication can be vital for

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Mobile phones: a blessing or a hazard?

Mobile phones: a blessing or a hazard? by Rafika Saidani A necessity of life For every one to have a telephone is a necessity. It is helpful and useful. Having a simple telephone keeps you in touch with other people you know. It is a more convenient mean of communication, much faster than sending a letter that take days to reach their destination. The mobile phone is even a better invention. The mobile phone is the fastest growing technology ever. Mobile phones are being more attractive, addictive and an obsession especially for the younger people. Teenagers are the biggest market for mobile phones. They spend so much on pre-paid credit. Having a mobile phone gives them a sense of independence and makes them feel they are part of this trend of the "fast" way of life. Also businesses are already taking full advantage from the invention. It helps them keep in touch with potential customers and business partners. It means for them being in touch all the time with a moving and competitive environment. A painful experience Mobile phones may offer security and may even save your life. A personal experience I had was when I was travelling from Coventry to Heathrow airport with my husband to catch a flight. On the way the car suddenly broke down on the motorway. We spent a lot of time waiting on hard shoulder for help. My husband then decided to walk till he reached a house on

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Explain the role of web architecture in website communications

M1 explain the role of web architecture in website communications On the internet, there are many websites which let you share information with other users. This is where web 2.0 comes in. While many people may think that web 2.0 is a newer version of the World Wide Web, It is actually just a change in the way that developers use the web. Web 2.0 refers to design that is made to help interactivity, information sharing and communication. It includes web communities such as social network sites like facebook, video/photo sharing websites and blogs and wikis. There are many factors which all successful web 2.0 websites share. These include, being easy and fun to use, being affordable, they have a clear purpose and people can add and edit their own information. Blog A web page that presents short journal entries in chronological order, newest first, is typically referred to as a "blog" or "weblog." Most blogs emphasize links to other pages and sites, and most entries are short commentaries or even simple one-sentence links to an interesting page somewhere else. Many blogs are concerned with current news events and often provide unabashedly partisan commentary. "Blogging," of course, is the act of writing a blog; those who write blogs are sometimes referred to as "bloggers." Cloud Computing Cloud computing is Internet- based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and

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William H. Gates.

William H. Gates Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Microsoft Corporation William (Bill) H. Gates III is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading provider of software for personal computers. Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955. He and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Mary Gates, their late mother, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school before moving on to the private Lakeside School in North Seattle. It was at Lakeside that Gates began his career in personal computer software, programming computers at age 13. In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer, who is now Microsoft's president. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair. BASIC was first developed by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz at Dartmouth College in the mid-1960s. In his junior year, Gates dropped out of Harvard to devote his energies full-time to Microsoft, a company he had started in 1975 with his boyhood friend Paul Allen. Guided by a belief that the personal computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began

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