Chapter 2. From Brick-and-Mortar to E-commerce to E-business Transformation

E-BUSINESS IS NOT ONLY ABOUT making business processes available over the Web or designing and posting a Web site online. E-business leverages up-to-date technologies and trends to turn a viable business into a viable online business. It is also about testing and improving strategies to grow an e-business while keeping it secure.

E-commerce is the activity of negotiating the exchange of products and services electronically. E-commerce existed in a variety of forms before the inception of the Web. Money wire transfers, for example, were electronic fund transfers (EFTs) to exchange account information over private communication networks. Businesses also have been engaging ...

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