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ITPD811 – e-Business Models and Systems

Module code
Module title
e-Business Models and Systems
This module will provide students with an in-depth understanding of e-Business models and systems. Students will research, examine and critique e-Business applications, their components, their environment and context.
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Analyse the role and importance of e-business systems

2. Conduct a systematic overview of standards, languages and software used for e-Business

3. Analyse the requirements of an organisation's information systems and processes for e-Business and e-Commerce

4. Critically analyse e-Commerce sites and their associated processes

5. Critically analyse ethical and legal issues related to e-Commerce applications
Role of e-Business in the organisation and competitive advantage
- The organisation value chain and industry value systems
- The strategic importance of effective intra- and inter-organisational information transfer for competitive advantage
- The role of electronic systems for the transfer of information between the organisation's functional units
- The wider role of e-Business to support organisational functions for its commercial subset e-Commerce

Business models used in e-Business and e-Commerce
- EDI and the rise of the Internet
- Internet technologies for the enterprise
- The Internet, Intranets and Extranets
- Enterprise software (e.g. Oracle, SAP, BizTalk Framework)
- XML and related technologies (e.g. XHTML, XSL, SOAP)
- The Semantic Web
- Retail and electronic auctions (B2C and C2C), business relationships (B2B)
- Support systems (e.g., payroll, finance, HR)
- E-Business architecture and technologies
- Financial and payment systems (e.g. electronic cash, Internet banking, electronic bill payment, smart cards)
- Catalogue and product/service selection systems
- Ordering and despatch
- Supply chain systems
- Optimising reliability, availability and security issues
- Standards used in e-Business from EDI to XML
- The Digital Divide
- Laws governing e-Business activities
- Online crime, terrorism and information warfare
- Privacy
- Taxation
Learning and Teaching Resource
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes, which may include but are not limited to lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory work, group activities and assignments
Teaching and Learning Strategy
An extended reading list will be supplied by the lecturer at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.

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