E-business Environment and Architecture

The course has been designed as an introduction to e-business and related concepts. In the first half of the course, social and business aspects of e-business will be discussed and e-marketing, e-commerce and e-operations concepts will be explained. Electronic payment systems will be described and legal and ethical issues in the context of e-Business will be discussed. The second half of the course will deal with the technical side of e-business applications such as web development technologies, interoperability, standards and Internet related security issues. HTML, XML and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technologies will be presented.