Networks Assignment: Report on e-commerce strategy in modern business

This is report that needs to be done. There is only 5 days to have this report completed.


This assignment aims to allow you to demonstrate that you can use a range of tools to access information on local and remote networks, that you can choose the most appropriate communication function for a given task, and that you understand the characteristics of, and services provided by, communication networks. You should also show that you are aware of the potential benefits and risks to both individuals and organizations in using networks.


There are many large organizations who have either using e-commerce or are considering it. New technologies such as using mobile phones to access the Internet are going to have a major impact. The Java programming language has tools to support e-commerce.


You will investigate and then write a report on how organizations are using, or considering using, e-commerce. This will involve investigating topics such as technical and ethical issues, security aspects, human factors, social and economic impact, etc.

You will need to research this topic using the information resources available to you (the library, magazines, the Web etc.). This topic will not be directly covered in lectures or labs.

## Deliverables


The report should be between 10-15 pages (A4 size; 12-point text). Use a standard plastic loose-leaf folder, with each page easily accessible for marking. The report should be structured and include (not necessarily in this order):

1. An introduction to the context of the report describing the areas on which you are going to focus. You should also say what your report will include, stating clear objectives.

2. An outline description of how the company might implement an e-commerce strategy.

3. A discussion of the risks and benefits of the proposed scheme, both to customers and to the company. How might risks be minimized? What are the security implications? Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

4. A brief description and critique three examples of companies who already use e-commerce. Include relevant URLs and screen dumps for illustration.

5. Some creative suggestions about how this use of the Internet might be enhanced or extended in the future.

6. References/Bibliography.

7. A web page linked from your own personal home page, showing Internet based references. This must be clearly laid out, and appropriately annotated.

8. A single sheet of A4 paper indicating areas and issues of business done on the web which you have identified as preliminary discussion topics. Any salient points which you feel appropriate can be added here. This piece of paper must include your name and email address.

**Assessment** Reports will be graded according to the grid below. All students are expected to have read and understood the university’s leaflet on plagiarism ??" any student handing in work which is not their own will fail this assignment.


**Student Name ................................ Student Email ................................**

| **Criterion** | **Weight** | **Fail** | **D** | **C** | **B** | **A** |

| **Discussion of benefits and risks** | 30% | No discussion | Weak or cursory attempt at discussion | Reasonable discussion but lacking insight and evidence of reading around the subject | Good discussion showing thought | Excellent discussion of the salient points with evidence of having researched the problem thoroughly |

| **Technical Explanations** | 25% | Sparse or incorrect explanations | Brief explanations, mostly valid | Reasonable, correct explanations | Good explanations demonstrating insight | Excellent explanations showing insight and thorough understanding |

| **Examples and discussion of competitors** | 15% | No examples | Brief examples with little or no discussion | Reasonable discussion of examples | Good assessment of strengths and weaknesses of examples | Excellent assessment of examples with suggestions for improvements |

| **Report structure** | 15% | Messy, no contents page, page numbers or section headings | Mostly unstructured | Reasonable structure | Good structure with numbered pages, table of contents, numbered section headings | Excellent structure, reads well |

| **Report presentation** | 15% | Poor presentation, no diagrams, badly formatted | Adequate presentation | Good presentation, reasonable use of diagrams | Very good presentation with good use of diagrams | Excellent presentation |

| **Final grade:** | |

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):

a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.

b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.

3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).

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