business continuity planning (BCP)
Reviewing every conceivable disaster that could impact a transaction processing system, and providing courses of action to minimize the effects of such events.
business-to-business e-commerce B2B)
The type of e-commerce that supports transactions between businesses across private networks, the Internet, and the Web.
business-to-consumer e-commerce (B2C)
The type of e-commerce that makes use of the Web to connect individual consumers directly with sellers to purchase products.
consumer-to-consumer e-commerce (C2C)
The type of e-commerce that uses the Web to connect individuals who wish to sell their personal belongings with people shopping for used items.
A type of electronic business card that is attached to Internet transaction data to verify the sender of the data.
e-commerce (electronic commerce)
Systems that support electronically executed business transactions.
A company that takes on some or all of the responsibility of setting up and maintaining an e-commerce system for a business or organization.
electronic cash (e-cash)
Web service that provides a private and secure method of transferring funds from a bank account or credit card to online vendors or individuals.
electronic data interchange (EDI)
Networking technology that uses private communications networks called value-added networks (VANs) to transmit standardized transaction data between business partners and suppliers.
A security technology that uses high-level mathematical functions and computer algorithms to encode data so that it is unintelligible to all but the intended recipient.
m-commerce (mobile commerce)
A form of e-commerce that takes place over wireless mobile devices such as handheld computers and cell phones as well as emerging technologies such as dashtop computers embedded in automobile dashboards.
Credit cards or ID cards with embedded microchips that can store and process data; can be used as electronic wallets, storing account information and balances and calculating new balances after being used for purchases.