This is your major assignment and can be done in a group of 3 members.
The aim of this major assignment is to give you the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the knowledge that you have gained in this unit as well as your skills and experience by developing an authentic prototype website solution for a small business. Hence, this assessment gives you the best opportunity for you to learn by doing and working in a team environment.
Today it is a fact that e-business websites are an integral part of any business operation for competitive as well as survival reasons. We have high expectations of you and therefore as a future ICT professional you need to be able to show your intellectual capability by providing a prototype website solution for a small business of your choice in any industry type. This is critical, so you can use cutting edge and state of the art technologies available on the Internet as open sources to carry out your required work.
This assessment is comprised of two parts:
Part-1 (20 marks): You need to develop an e-business prototype website solution using open source technologies in any industry of your choice for a small business.
Part-2 (30 marks): You need to write an e-business report on the proposed business of your choice. This report should include (but is not limited to) the following elements such as,
e-business infrastructure (such as hardware, software, resource requirements),
e-business payment system(s),
e-business legal, security, privacy and other issues that need to be taken into account, and
e-business benefits that will be derived from the implementation of your e-business prototype website solution.
You are encouraged to use critical thinking, innovative ideas, and your imagination to produce your e-business prototype solution. It is expected that you will demonstrate your learning, integration and incorporation of the knowledge that you have acquired during this unit.
For more detailed information on this assessment please refer to the Moodle unit website.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
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2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.
3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.
4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.
5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.
7. Build e-business prototype solutions using open source technologies.