Thanks to advances in Internet commerce, every enterprise—even the smallest home-based business—now has the power to create a global presence. Each day, more businesses are drawn to the promise of increased access to customers, combined with dramatic cost reductions. However, consumer expectations and demands seem to increase daily. The major challenge in building successful Internet commerce sites continues to be how to use Internet technology most effectively to deliver added value to customers.

Written by two of the leading authorities in the field of Internet commerce, Designing Systems for Internet Commerce, Second Edition, explores the core issues surrounding the construction of successful Internet commerce systems. It provides a solid foundation, focusing on best practices and approaches for Internet architecture and design. This significant new edition reflects lessons learned since the late 1990s, explaining how and why essential technologies and commerce issues have evolved and how those changes have resulted in a new era for commerce systems. Topics covered include:

  • Extensible markup language (XML)

  • The evolution of shopping carts and order management

  • Integration with enterprise applications

  • Development of reliable and scalable systems

  • Mobile and wireless systems and technologies

Designing Systems for Internet Commerce is your key to building a commerce site that will meet your business needs and satisfy demanding customers.

With a focus on problem solving, the authors share their mastery with you as they explore the major challenges and obstacles related to Internet commerce architecture and strategy. This comprehensive coverage includes:

  • Core Internet business strategy

  • Retail and B2B systems

  • Information commerce business models with case studies

  • Functional architecture

  • Implementation strategies, such as outsourcing, custom development, packaged applications, project management, 7x24 operation, and multiorganization operation

  • The building blocks of Internet commerce, including media and application integration, sessions and cookies, object technology, and application servers

  • Proven strategies for system design

  • Creating and managing content

  • Essential considerations in cryptography and system security

  • Payment systems and transaction processing

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