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CODE CIS2086

 
TITLE e-Business

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Computer Information Systems

 
DESCRIPTION During the study-unit, the students will be introduced to:
a) ebusiness models and strategies,
b) the ebusiness technological infrustructure,
c) security issues in ebusiness applications,
d) integration with existing ERP applications.

In particular, the study-unit will discuss the following topics:
What is e-Business?, e-Business vs. e-Commerce, e-Business Strategy, Business Models, e - Business Technological Infrastructure, e-Business Modelling, the role of Enterprise Information Systems in e-Business, Electronic Markets, e-Procurement, e-Business Networks, Security and Reliability for e-Business.

Study-unit Aims:

The aims of the study-unit are:
- to teach the students about Ebusiness and the enabling technology concepts and Information Systems enabling the Ebusiness process in modern enterprises.
- to make the students aware of the economic and managerial perspectives when considering the technological options in Ebusiness projects.
- to explain the students about the technological infrastructure enabling Ebusiness applications and their integration in Enterprise information systems.
- to allow the students to understand the main technological issues involving security that have to be taken into account when developing Ebusiness applications.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- describe the Ebusiness context from the economic and technological point of view.
- explain the technological infrastructure enabling Ebusiness applications.
- describe the main issues in developing Ebusiness software applications.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- recognize when a software application concerns the Ebusiness context.
- recognize and manage the development of the applications enabling the Ebusiness infrastructure of a company.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Textbooks:

- Michael P. Papazoglou, Pieter Ribbers (2006). e-Business: Organizational and Technical Foundations, Wiley, ISBN-13: 978-0470843765
- Whiteley D, E-Commerce- Strategy Technologies and Applications, Mc Graw Hill ISBN 0-07-709552-9.

Other Textbooks:

- Mark Norris , Steve West (2001) eBusiness Essentials, 2nd Edition, Wiley ISBN-13: 978-0471521839.
- Ince D, Developing Distributed and e-Commerce Applications, Pearson Publications ISBN 0-321-154223.
- Turban et al,. Electronic Commerce – A Managerial Perspective, Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-975285-4.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Students taking this study-unit need to have a technical background.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Independent Study

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 50%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 50%

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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