Electronic Commerce Architecture Series
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None of these advantages come free. They require infrastructure that is complex and potentially, very expensive.
While the barriers are formidable, the issue is hardly a new one for a small company. That very barrier becomes a tool. Throughout the last two centuries, small companies have used technical skill as a way to overcome a lack of access to financial capital. Any company, anywhere in the world, can use electronic commerce to its advantage if the company is willing to put the effort into learning the technology. Although there is currently no easy way to keep track of the enormous amount of knowledge required, there are ways to deal with some of the software issues.
Arthur Kevin McGrath
September 13, 2005
The author is an engineer with the consulting firm, Contract Engineers. He has consulted and lectured extensively since 1987 about the infrastructure that makes electronic commerce possible
For anything involving security issues on the Web, Kelvin Lawrence is about as good a reference as you can find. He is IBM's Chief Technical Officer for Emerging Internet Standards. This is one of many presentations Kelvin has made on the topic of electronic commerce security. Security issues article
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