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Web/E-Commerce Staffing Ratios 2023
Social media, mobile devices, multimedia, and even the prospects of the metaverse, are increasing the ways customers and suppliers interact. The omnichannel experience will pressure organizations to build larger web and e-commerce footprints. With that increasing pressure, we expect web/e-commerce staffing to also increase. The Research Byte summarizes the five-year trend in web/e-commerce staffing ratios.
Web/E-Commerce Outsourcing Trends and Customer Experience 2014
The outsourcing of web and e-commerce systems and operations is rising again, after a period of flat growth. On-line sales are growing, business is shifting to mobile platforms, and organizations are reluctant to invest in aging data center infrastructure. As such, they are turning to outsourcing partners that can provide the latest expertise and a flexible, scaled approach to Internet infrastructure and systems. To help IT executives better assess their options, this study reports the percentage of organizations outsourcing web/e-commerce operations (frequency), the average amount of work outsourced (level), and the change to the amount of work being outsourced (trend). We also present data on cost and service experience and on how these trends differ by organization size and sector. (12 pp., 8 fig.) [Research Byte]
Web/E-Commerce Outsourcing Trends and Experience 2012
Web/e-commerce systems outsourcing continues to be a significant part of the outsourcing business. To help IT executives assess their options, this study reports the percentage of organizations outsourcing web/e-commerce operations (frequency), the average amount of work outsourced (level), and the change in the amount of work being outsourced (trend). We also present data on cost and service experience and show how these trends differ by organization size and sector. (14 pp., 8 figs.) [Research Byte]
Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Although just beginning to take shape, the vision for Web services is to provide interoperability between disparate systems so that isolated applications and data can be integrated into a single Information Systems framework. In a world of burgeoning e-commerce, Web applications and interoperability can make or break a business. What are the business drivers for deploying Web services, and how does it impact your existing IT infrastructure? What are the issues, pitfalls, and benefits of an SOA and Web services? Who are the early adopters? How can you prepare?
G10 Trends in Retail Payment Methods
The Web may be worldwide but the differences in payment methods for non-cash transactions in the G10 countries vary considerably. This short report shows for the G10 countries in 1999, the percentage of payments by debit card, credit card, direct debit, credit transfer, and paper check.