BUS 365 Assignment 1: Composing an e-Commerce Business

BUS 365 Assignment 1: Composing an e-Commerce Business

Due Week 4 and worth 240 points

For this assignment, use your current or past organization or a retail merchant of your choice.


Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.     Outline the key elements of an organizational e-Commerce solution for the selected business.

2.     Using the organization from question 1, determine the type of technological infrastructure and e-Commerce strategy needed for the company to be competitive in the marketplace. Provide a rationale for your chosen strategy.

3.     In your suggested e-Commerce structure, determine the need for a data warehouse and data mining system to achieve operational efficiency. Propose two (2) ways in which data mining and data warehousing tie into sales / production goal.

4.     After deciding on the e-Commerce strategy and technology structure, justify why you chose this type of security and network. Compare and contrast the security applications for the chosen network against another network option.

Determine two (2) ways in which Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) provide a competitive advantage for the organization.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, doublespaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Examine the use of knowledge management, enterprise systems, and the application of decision support systems to improve performance and strategic management.

·         Determine the operation and strategic applications of various information system architectures and the supporting infrastructures to suit the needs of an organization.

·         Analyze the principal security issues of Web-based operations and e-Commerce, and develop strategies to manage these risks.

·         Determine the critical ethical and legal issues associated with conducting e-Commerce and develop approaches to maintain appropriate ethical behavior.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in e-Business security and controls.

Write clearly and concisely about e-Business security and controls using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
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