Date Added: Jan 2010
This chapter presents foundation of e-business and discusses technologies for e-business. The foundation of e-business is discussed from the perspectives of global internet adoption and e-business growth, e-business definition, e-business categories, e-business models, impacts of e-business, security, privacy, and governance issues associated with e-business, and e-business strategy planning and implementation. E-business related technologies covered in this chapter include e-business information technology infrastructure, enterprise applications/systems, data warehouse & data mining, and technologies for addressing security & privacy concerns. The integration issue associated with e-business technologies is also addressed.