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Conducting business activities (e.g. distribution, buying, selling, marketing, and servicing of products or services) electronically over computer networks such as the Internet, extranets, and corporate networks
Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce
A subset of e-commerce where all the participants are organizations
Business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce
A form of e-commerce in which customers deal directly with an organization and avoid intermediaries
Consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce
A subset of e-commerce that involves consumers selling directly to other consumers (ex. Ebay)
The use of information and communications technology to simplify the sharing of information, speed formerly paper-based processes, and improve the relationship between citizens and government
Someone using your personally identifying information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes
Electronic retailing (e-tailing)
The direct sale from business to consumer through electronic storefronts, typically designed around an electronic catalog and shopping cart model
An electronic forum where manufacturers, suppliers, and competitors buy and sell goods, trade market information, and run back-office operations
Technology-enabled relationship management
Occurs when a firm obtains detailed information about a customer's behavior, preferences, needs, and buying patterns and uses that information to set prices, negotiate terms, tailor promotions, add product features, and otherwise customize its entire relationship with that customer
Electronic bill presentment
A method of billing whereby a vendor posts an image of your statement on the Internet and alerts you by e-mail that your bill has arrived
Includes works of the mind such as books, films, music, processes, and software, which are distinct somehow and are owned and/or created by a single entity
Digital rights management (DRM)
Refers to the use of any of several technologies to enforce policies for controlling access to digital media such as movies, music and software
A practice that entails sending bogus messages purportedly from a legitimate institution to pry personal information from customers by convincing them to go to a "spoofed" Web site
A problem arising in a pay-per-click online advertising environment where additional clicks are generated beyond those that come from actual, legitimate users
A company that acts as an intermediary between your Web site and online merchants who have the products and retail expertise
A special HTML tag, not visible on the displayed Web page, that contains keywords representing your site's content which search engines use to build indexes pointing to your Web site
Web site development tools
Tools used to develop a Web site, including HTML or visual Web page editor, software development kits, and Web page upload support
Web page construction software
Software that uses Web editors and extensions to produce both static and dynamic Web pages.
Dynamic Web pages
Web pages containing variable information that are built to respond to a specific Web visitor's request
Software modules supporting specific business processes that users can interact with over a network (such as the Internet) on an as-needed basis
An attachment to an e-mail message or data embedded in a Web site that verifies the identity of a sender or Web site
Certificate authority (CA)
A trusted third-party organization or company that issues digital certificates
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
A communications protocol is used to secure sensitive data during e-commerce
An amount of money that is computerized, stored, and used as cash for e-commerce transactions
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