This book is designed to acquaint the readers with major aspects of e-commerce with particular emphasis on technology such as cryptography, e-payment and mobile payment security. The book presents a layered architecture of e-commerce systems with six layers. The physical layer (the bottommost layer) described first, provides the basic communication infrastructure needed by e commerce. The next layer described is the logical layer consisting of Local Area Networks, the Internet, Intranet, etc. which provide connectivity. The layer above is the network services layer which provides e-mail and World Wide Web applications. Above this is a very important messaging layer of e-commerce which provides facilities for exchanging messages securely using the communication infrastructure. Here various methods of encryption, public key infrastructure and digital signature are discussed. It is also explained as to how the messaging layer is used to exchange structured electronic documents, using XML. The next layer called middleman services layer, describes the design of home page of an organization and elaborates various payment services such as credit card, e cash, smart card, etc. The topmost layer is on applications, namely, B2C, B2B and C2C e commerce which are defined and described at the beginning of the book. As use of mobile phones and mobile network is rapidly increasing, a whole chapter is devoted to explain m-commerce. Of special interest are detailed discussions of Wireless Application Protocol, security issues and payment methods. A complete chapter is also devoted to new developments in multimedia information goods such as e-books, MP3 compressed audio and digital quality video. A unique feature of these goods is the method of delivery which also uses the mobile Internet infrastructure. Finally, the legal framework of e-commerce provided by the Information Technology Act 2000 (and the amended act of 2008) is explained. This book with its numerous student-friendly features is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Computer Science and Information Technology (BSc and MSc), Computer Applications (BCA and MCA), and for undergraduate engineering students of Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology. Besides, it would be useful to professionals for quickly understanding the basics of e commerce. Key Features : • Gives detailed discussions of security and payment schemes in e-commerce. • Discusses essentials of m-commerce technology including WAP protocol and mobile security. • Discusses e-commerce of multimedia such as e-books, MP3 audio and video on demand. • Provides learning aids such as chapter summaries, over 300 review questions and 350 objective type questions.
Based on the authors' market-leading E-Commerce. Business. Technology. Society., this brief book offers the same thought-provoking and current content but in a brief format. E-Commerce Essentials emphasizes the three major driving forces behind E-commerce—technology change, business development, and social issues—to provide a coherent conceptual framework for understanding the field.
Essentials of eCommerce Store Want to build an online store? This eBook is a complete guide for you to start. To begin, you have to understand the demand for your product or service so you can build your website on that product. This book kicks off with some main topics that will help you set your audience and create your products. This e-book will assist you to establish a payment processor with PayPal or other payment processors, ship orders, collect taxes, and securing sensitive data. Secondly, get bonus tips on selling your new website, bringing and engaging customers and building the value of the order. Topics include: 1-Defining your audience 2-Organizing your products 3-Marketing your online web store 4-Increasing order value 5-Getting paid 6-Checking out with PayPal or Stripe 7-Handling and shipping orders 8-Handling tax 9-Protecting sensitive data
Information engineering and applications is the field of study concerned with constructing information computing, intelligent systems, mathematical models, numerical solution techniques, and using computers and other electronic devices to analyze and solve natural scientific, social scientific and engineering problems. Information engineering is an important underpinning for techniques used in information and computational science and there are many unresolved problems worth studying. The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Engineering and Applications (IEA 2012), which was held in Chongqing, China, from October 26-28, 2012, discusses the most innovative research and developments including technical challenges and social, legal, political, and economic issues. A forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government, the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Engineering and Applications presents ideas, results, works in progress, and experience in all aspects of information engineering and applications.
Learn how to create the basic, dynamic, and advanced ASP.NET pages in C# Packed with tips, tricks, and workarounds, this book covers every aspect of developing a Web application for the enterprise using ASP.NET and C#. Written by Microsoft insiders, it shows readers how to create the basic, dynamic, and advanced ASP.NET pages in Microsoft's new C# programming language, and explains how to interact with the database using ADO.NET. The authors review how to transport and display data on the Internet or an Intranet using XML, objects, and Web services. They also explain how to implement security with authentication, integrate important e-commerce issues, and optimize the ASP.NET Web application for optimal performance. Companion Web site features complete source code samples for the applications developed and explained in the book. Microsoft Technologies .NET Platform: The next big overhaul to Microsoft's technologies that will bring enterprise distributed computing to the next level by fully integrating the Internet into the development platform. This will allow interaction between any machine, on any platform, and on any device. Visual Basic.NET: The update to this popular visual programming language will offer greater Web functionality, more sophisticated object-oriented language features, links to Microsoft's new common runtime, and a new interface. ASP.NET: A programming framework (formerly known as Active Server Pages) for building powerful Web-based enterprise applications; can be programmed using VB.NET or C#. C#: Microsoft's new truly object-oriented programming language that builds on the strengths of C++ and the ease of Visual Basic; promises to give Sun's Java a run for its money.
Master's Thesis from the year 2004 in the subject Law - Media, Multimedia Law, Copyright, grade: first, distinction (mit Auszeic, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, course: LL.M. Programm, 110 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This Dissertation aims to assess the effectiveness and suitability of European regulation in respect to E-Commerce. Taking the European ‘Lisbon Strategy’ as set out in 2000 as a starting point, this paper examines whether Europe is on the right track to becoming “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy (...) by 2010”. Hereby, the scope of this paper is limited to E-Commerce only as one essential part of a ‘knowledge-based economy’ and an ‘e-ready’ Europe. After outlining the special nature of E-Commerce, the rationale behind regulation and the historical background of European regulation in this field, this paper concentrates on four issues where the EU has become active in regulating E-Commerce, namely, the essential prerequisite of an existing ‘e-infrastructure’, e-signatures, privacy and consumer protection. The European approach to each of these issues is assessed to reveal its strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, this European way of regulating E-Commerce is then compared with other regulative attempts. Hereby, special attention is paid to the US approach to regulating E-Commerce which is mostly based on self-regulation. Thus, this paper comes to the conclusion that Europe is on the right track to becoming ‘e-ready’ in respect to E-Commerce. Basic regulatory decisions have the potential to lead in the right direction, although they do not always provide the most effective solution. Often European Directives do not reach far enough and are outdated. Thus, they do not address E-Commerce sufficiently, give too much discretion to the Member States and leave prevalent gaps or do not interoperate properly. Therefore, the European regulation on E-Commerce needs some revision and has to take some brave and innovative steps to establish legal certainty, as well as to create consumer trust and confidence. Following this path active participation can be promoted and consequently, a vibrant E-Commerce market created.
Academic Paper from the year 2017 in the subject Law - Media, Multimedia Law, Copyright, grade: 75%, , course: Intellectual Property Law, language: English, abstract: The very rapid emergence of industrialization, globalization and technicalities formed a great basis for the growth of technology and the rise of this computer age. Electronic commerce is one of its products seeing that it is a major economic significance of the 21st century. Thus, internet is a new culture that has undoubtedly come to stay and while it remains, changes our own style. The wide range of activities performed with the use of internet has proven to outweigh the old-fashioned way of doing same activities. The creators of computer must not have imagined how super useful their creation stands globally today. The internet has a great deal of impact on business and its practices, local markets will be mostly replaced by global markets. This change will lead to new business models and of course, the birth of E-commerce. One of such E-transactions includes Internet contract, which is E-contract. In conclusion, the paper establishes that in all ramifications, electronic contracts have been positive enough to human living that it is now a do-without in our day to day living. At the same time, its venom cannot be overlooked. Like a wild fire, if appropriate measures are not taken, it will consume even the most advanced of men, and the very literate. Privacy issues are my most dreaded concerns. The authenticity to protect information is so uncertain and yet, so unavoidable in most cases. Laws should be appropriately reformed to suit into the already coming ugly face of electronic contracts and e-commerce in general. Consumer protection should be the springboard to foster these laws as the persons on the other hand will not have much to lose. While determining this, global expansion of technology should not be hampered or subdued as to becoming inaccessible for the common man.