The Case Assignment for this module involves your understanding the ebusiness
sector as a component of the information technology revolution currently under way.
Please use some of these sources as well as your own; while we strongly encourage you to conduct your own further research and identify additional useful sources, this should be an add on to the basic material rather than a substitute for it.
Winter, S. (2012). The rise of cyberinfrastructure and grand challenge for
eCommerce. Information Systems and eBusiness Management, 10(3), 279293.
Barrett, T. (2014). The Internet of things. Ted Talk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Blum, A. (2012). Discover the physical side of the Internet.
Shoper, T. (2012). Shopping in 2020: What will the future of ecommerce look likd.
Murugesan, S. (Jul/Aug 2007): Understanding Web 2.0. IT Professional Magazine.
Ranganathan, C., & Seo, D. B. (2006). The snakes and ladders game in ebusiness:
digital transformation at American Hardware Depot.(The Home Depot Inc. investing
in American Hardware Depot’s electronic business). Journal of Cases on Information
Technology, 8(4), 112.[Proquest]
Agnew, J., & Sindhav, B. (2009). An Ecommerce business model of peer to peer
interactions among consumers. Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 11(2),
Seizing the potential of ‘mcommerce’ to add consumer value. (2008). ECR Journal,
For another view of the Internet future from the Chinese perspective:
Here is a discussion of crowdsourcing and used for cyber terrorism
Jared Cohen, former US State Department staffer and director of Google Ideas,
says technology can help eliminate totalitarian regimes like North Korea. Cohen coauthoredthe book The New Digital Age with Google executive chairman Eric
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt argues that the smartphone will help
transform the lives of people in developing economies for the better in the coming
years. Schmidt coauthored the book The New Digital Age with former U.S. State
Department staffer and director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen.
In addition, the optional readings expand on many of the central points; you may
also want to do some independent research of your own to clarify any issues that
Yang, Hongwei (2013). Bon appétit for apps: Young Americans consumers’
acceptance of mobile applications. The Journal of Computer Information Systems,
When you have read through the articles and related material, compose a 4-6 page
critical analysis paper as outlined above, on the topic:
Describe three big developments in ebusiness that will become commonplace by
the year 2020. Explain why you selected each development and the impact it will
have on society and on businesses.
NEED AT LEAST 3 REFERENCES-FROM ABOVE AND YOUR OWN. IN-TEXT CITATIONS REQUIRED-MUST MATCH REFERENCES, APA FORMAT, AND LESS THAN 5% TURN IT IN SCORE!!!