CIS8100 Assignment 3
CIS8100 Assignment 3
E-commerce Implementation Report
& Prototype Website
Marks out of
19 May 2017
Assignment 3 Specification
Assignment 3 requires you to present a report to discuss implementation issues in the e-commerce management sector, including further extending your prototype website from Assignment 3 to facilitate e- commerce transactions based on the same online business category as in Assignment 2.
You will be required to extend the development of your prototype website using the Joomla! content management system in cloudaccess.net. Details about setting up your website at CloudAccess.net is provided in Joomla Workshop 1.
Your implementation report and prototype website must be related to the online business category assigned to you. Failure to do so will result in your assignments being rejected and no marks will be allocated.
Report: E-commerce Implementation
Report Structure and Presentation
Your report should include a title page, Table of Contents (including List of Tables and List of Figures if applicable) and Appendices.
Note: Make sure to state your name and student number in the report on the title page. State the word count of the report (Introduction to Conclusions & Recommendations)
Report Letter of Transmittal, Executive Summary and Introduction
(Introduction – approx. 250 words)
Your report should include a letter of transmittal, executive summary, and introduction to the report.
CIS8100 Assignment 3
Note: Make sure to use the same name for your e-commerce site as reported in Assignment 2.
Report Section 1 – Implementation Plan (approx. 650 words) page 184 textbook
The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a methodology to understand the business objectives of an information systems and to design an appropriate information systems. Using the SDLC methodology, construct an implementation plan for the e-commerce presence for your online business.
The SDLC for an e-commerce site involves five major steps:
building the system,
testing the system and continuing maintenance of the system.
As a planning report, please list how these steps will be performed for your e-commerce website with reference to the e-commerce strategy adopted in Assignment 2.
Report Section 2 – Mobile Web Presence (approx. 650 words) page 226 textbook
Lately the use of smartphones has disrupted the personal computing and e-commerce landscape. As mobile platforms become more widely adopted, they are becoming more useful for accessing websites.
In order to design a mobile web presence,
what factors of the mobile platform must be considered by your online business?
Report Section 3 – E-commerce Security Environment (approx. 650 words) page 240 textbook
The e-commerce environment holds threats for both consumers and business owners, such as malicious code, phishing and identity theft, hacking, cybervandalism and data breaches.
How can your online business achieve improvements to its overall e-commerce security environment?
Report Section 4 – Information Privacy in social media (approx. 650 words) page 461 textbook
There are significant advantages of engaging with your customers in social networks such as Facebook and Instagram. However when your customers share personal information on a social site, it presents a lot of problems not only to your customers but also to you in terms of dealing with information privacy.
What are the problems your customers might face when sharing personal information on a social site?
How can you, as an ethically responsible online business, minimise the occurrence and impact of such problems?
Report: Conclusions and Recommendations to the Business (approx. 250 words) 5
Your report should include separate conclusions and recommendations sections.
Conclusions provide a summary of your key findings from the body of the report.
Recommendations provide a summary of the recommendations to your online business based on the implementation study conducted in the report.
Report: Appendix 1 Journal (100 words)
Prepare a journal that records your activities and research related to completing this assignment. In date order, clearly list the following:
Date of research & project activity
Full description of activity / discussion
Time duration of the activity
Submit this journal as Appendix 1 in the Report.
Report: Referencing and Appropriateness of Sources
References are required and the Harvard AGPS standard of referencing must be used. This standard is detailed on USQ Library Site
Ensure that your reports are fully referenced , including any reference to the text book. Your report should include in-text references and a List of References.
Do not repeat verbatim large slabs of information from other sources such as the text – you must put the ideas/information in your own words.
You must use at least ten (10) academically sound sources other than the textbook in completing this report.
Note: the word count does not include letter of transmittal, executive summary, references or appendices.