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e-business (electronic business)

Contributor(s): Tim D. Nelson

E-business (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the Internet. These electronic business processes include buying and selling products, supplies and services; servicing customers; processing payments; managing production control; collaborating with business partners; sharing information; running automated employee services; recruiting; and more.

E-business can comprise a range of functions and services, ranging from the development of intranets and extranets to e-service, the provision of services and tasks over the Internet by application service providers. Today, as major corporations continuously rethink their businesses in terms of the Internet, specifically its availability, wide reach and ever-changing capabilities, they are conducting e-business to buy parts and supplies from other companies, collaborate on sales promotions, and conduct joint research. With the security built into today's browsers, and with digital certificates now available for individuals and companies from Verisign, a certificate issuer, much of the early concern about the security of business transaction on the Web has abated, and e-business by whatever name is accelerating.

IBM was one of the first companies to use the term when, in October 1997, it launched a thematic campaign built around e-business.

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I need to learn E-business. How can I do that?
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Do you think data security is still an issue with e-businesses?
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To me as a person of 30 year's of age last august, it is somehow a non importance. Data and security are alway's an issue in our everyday life. 
E-Business is somehow interesting and something that i don't and still fail to grasp or understand.
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E-business is by means of changing the use need of creating creation something by magic or extraordinary and beautiful beauty in words.
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But in my opinion, there are no more chances or opening of such in this sector. With the ongoing development of system or by our least knowledge of the names or registered symbols, brands, it is somehow hard to fully understand  and to keep up with the ongoing expansion.
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This is so great and will support my courses on E-Business
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E-business simply involves the trading of two or more people in different businesses with the help of an internet.
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Data should be free. In e-business company will spend more money of availability of data.
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Yes it is quite true for securing data for the purpose of using Internet because through Internet we can saves our data and secure it for proper conducting business.
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