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LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES YEAR OF STUDY: 3 COURSE UNIT: E-COMMERCE AND E-BUSINESS COURSEWORK NO. 1 GROUP WORK: NAME
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REG. NO. BACO/08/D/110 BABA/09/DK/J0269 BAIB/08/D/002 BABA/08/D/120 BAIB/08/D/105 BABA/08/D/150 BAIB/08/D/108 BAIB/08/DB/J0155 BAIB/09/D/101 BABA/08/DB/A1180

WALUDE JOHN KIMANZI LENNOX

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JOHN GUOLIC GUOL BIOR ATEM KUIR NZOBA CHIMENE AJAK ABRAHAM WAWERU FRANCIS KARIBWAMI ELOIDIE/ KIBOCHA NAOMI NTIROROANYA JACQUES DARIUS

Sept.-dec, 2010

Definitions of E-Business E-Business is the uses of electronic communication and digital information processing technology in business transaction to credit, transform ad redefine relationship between organizations and clients. Factors enabling e-business Demographics factors A country demography are likely to act as enablers or inhibitors for e-business development, as they related to market size ad centralization, consumer needs and ease of access to technology. • • • • Economic and financial factors The availability of financial resources such as venture central to support online business and start-up is another factor that enables e-business. The availability of on-line payment methods such us credit cards are used sparingly. The availability of investment capital which promote the expansion of the ICT sector and e-business.

Technology factors The telecommunication infrastructure The nature of the available telecommunications sources especially the availability of high bandwidths for rapid information transmission for example, telephone exchange which is a system of electronic components that connects telephone calls, pairs enabling digital sources such as ISON or DSL. Cost of telecommunications:- relates sources which is part are related to the management and regulatory regimes of the telecommunications system and parts though the choice pf technologies uses in the delivery of those services. • Availability of computers equipped with a modem and appropriate software’s in the national economy and the trained capacity to use them. Examples,

Services oriented artechiture with capitals (SOA) which is the reliable set of design principles used during the phases systems development and integration in computing. Political factors

Availability of policy researches the public, private ad academic sectors and the existence of business culture and the spirit of entrepreneurship within the national economy.

Examples, E-government refers to use of information and communication technology to provide s and improves government services, transaction with citizens, businesses and other arms of government. Policy and structural factors The legal ad policy environment establish by government to facilitate business in general and e-business in particular both of which have direct effect on trust accorded to electronic transactions. In African context, availability of government, financial resources often increase implementation of policy and thus have encouraged e-business. Tax and tariffs policies that encourage or support economic activity rather than act as barriers to growth.

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