A local manufacturer of work gloves and gardening gloves has been enjoying moderate success in its local markets with a physical sales team. The president is convinced that an e-commerce site could significantly increase sales, particularly on the international market.
a. Explain to the president the security issues of e-commerce.
b. Explain how this company can assure potential online customers that they are dealing with a reputable organization.
c. Explain the privacy issues the company must consider for an international e-commerce site.
d. Explain the taxation issues the company must consider for an international e-commerce site.
A small accounting firm has decided to create a website. Its main purpose is to provide information about the business and to highlight the services offered. In addition, the firm will publish a monthly newsletter. The newsletter will be posted online and will be e-mailed to subscribers free of charge.
a. Search the web and provide working URLs for three different websites with privacy policies that might apply to the firm's future website.
Go online and do some research on analyzing web statistics.
a. Write a brief report that explains the advantages and disadvantages of analyzing web statistics. Be sure to cite your sources.
b. In your opinion, is the activity of analyzing web statistics ethical? Why or why not?
a. Visit the website e-gold. Test the trustworthiness of this site using the six criteria listed in Topic 2 of this module.
b. Based on your results, do you find this site to be trustworthy? Why or why not?