What are three major categories of e-commerce? What do they mean? e-commerce E-commerce (e-commerce) or electronic commerce, a subset of  e-business , is the purchasing, selling, and exchanging of goods and services over computer networks (such as the Internet) through which transactions or terms of sale are performed electronically. Contrary to popular belief, e-commerce is not just on […]

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What is a bit and byte? Give examples of both   Bits and  Bytes both measure amounts of data. However, they are typically used in two different contexts. Bits, kilobits (Kbps), and megabits (Mbps) are most often used to measure data transfer speeds. This may refer to how fast you are downloading a file, or how fast your […]

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What are IT infrastructure components? IT infrastructure is composed of seven major components Computer hardware platforms include client machines and server machines, as well as modern mainframes produced by IBM. Blade servers  are ultrathin servers, intended for a single dedicated application, and are mounted in space-saving racks. Operating system platforms include platforms for client computers, dominated by […]

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Chapter 4

Ethics Ethics refers to the principles of right and wrong that individuals acting as free moral agents use to make choices to guide their behaviors. IT creates opportunities for social change but threatens distribution of power, money, rights and obligations. IT can be used to create crimes, and affects social values.   Example  employee with […]

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Chapter 3

The meaning of disruptive technologies: disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. Technology that brings about sweeping change to businesses, industries, markets. Substitute product performs as or better than the current product. First movers and fast followers First […]

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chapter 2

What are business processes? Explain and provide examples? business processes. a specific event in a chain of structured business activities. The event typically changes the state of data and/or a product and generates some type of output.Examples of business processes include receiving orders, invoicing, shipping products, updating employee information, or setting a marketing budget. company business […]

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The difference between Information technology (IT) and Information System (IS)data Information Systems Information systems is an umbrella term for the systems, people and processes designed to create, store, manipulate, distribute and disseminate information. Example transaction processing systems, customer relationship systems, business intelligence systems and knowledge management systems. Information Technology Information technology falls under the IS […]

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