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CODE CIS2087

 
TITLE e-Business

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Computer Information Systems

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit introduces students various aspects of e-Business with the focus on developing understanding of different models, tools and technologies available for e-Business and how these can be used to optimise business processes to ensure sustainability and profitability of a business. It will help students in developing an understanding of e-Business impact on society, markets and economy. It would also help students to evaluate needs and benefits of e-Business to an enterprise and to develop an e-Business strategy for it.

During the study-unit, the students will be introduced to:

a) e-Business models and strategies;
b) the e-Business technological infrastructure;
c) security issues in e-Business 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.

 
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%

 
LECTURER/S Lalit Garg
Clyde Meli
Peter Albert Xuereb

 
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