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E-Commerce Site Security Pays Off (Oct 2000)
Virus attacks, credit card fraud, website content modifications, proprietary information theft, and denial of service are all reasons to recognize that protecting e-commerce is essential. Failure to do so will cost your company in dollars and cents. Not only is your organization susceptible to lawsuits from customers and business partners, but also many users are uncomfortable using e-commerce for purchasing because of these threats.
Networked B2B Applications Point Toward the Future
A new direction in business-to-business e-commerce is emerging. Integration and collaboration are becoming the watchwords for new B2B ventures. The rationale for bringing suppliers, subcontractors, employees, and customers under a single Internet entity is clear. Returns expected from these collaborations is expected to be many times the investment and the return period will be measured in months, not years.
Avoiding Internet Addressing Problems in E-Commerce (June 2000)
Just as reassigned or new ZIP codes and area codes inconvenience postal and phone users, shortages in Internet address and a variety of URL intricacies will be confronting e-commerce sellers. Problems revolve around technical limitations with the protocol; practical, legal and economic considerations; and concerns of the international community. Among these issues is the addressing scheme built into the Internet Protocol (IP). When IPv6 becomes available around 2003, the stock of addresses will increase to virtually an unlimited number.