Lecture 4 – Technological Requirements for Ebusiness

In this lecture you will discover that technology changes constantly and rapidly and therefore needs regular reviews for ebusiness. Furthermore as more and more ebusiness devolves to the cloud, it changes the focus of infrastructure requirements.

Concepts covered in this lecture

  • Technology changes with time and leads to social change
  • Social change drives further technological change
  • Ebusiness technology requires significant planning
  • Ebusiness technology requires major focus on security

Step 1: Review Slides

Get the slides from Moodle and review them together with your lecture notes.

Step 2: Reading

Read p93-149 of E-commerce by Laudon and Traver

Alternatively, read p62-90 of E-business by Jonathan Reynolds

Step 3: Video

Watch this video which provides a simple introduction to internet technologies

Step 4: Reading

Read this Wikipedia page on Moore’s Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

Step 5: Activity

Scroll down through this list of terms and check how many you know: http://www.techterms.com/category/internet

Step 6: Presentation

Click through this presentation

Step 7: Reading

Read this web page on cloud computing: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cloud-computing/cloud-computing1.htm

Step 8: Video

Watch this video explaining Sharepoint

Step 9: Video

Watch this video about social intranets


Further Reading