Data Storage and Architecture

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Data Storage and Architecture
Kaplan University

Introduction
Commerce is the conducting of business; it could be buying, selling, marketing, or providing services. The newer forms of commerce are electronic commerce (e-commerce) and mobile commerce (m-commerce). The types of e-commerce are business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and consumer-to-consumer. The traditional commerce practice required consumers to buy at a retail location, order from catalogs over the phone, or fill out order forms to mail in. These processes where lengthy and inconvenient to consumers needing products fast or even business needing a rush order could still take weeks. E-commerce emerged eliminating the long processes of ordering and waiting on receipt of order, then processing; to just clicking buttons and shipment within hours or days. E-commerce and M-commerce have many benefits to businesses and consumers but as with any great thing there are challenges. In attempting to implement a multi-stage model for e-commerce with global systems, the key challenges are; cultural, language, time and distance, infrastructure, currency, and state, regional, and national laws.
Cultural challenges
Culture includes difference in morals and beliefs, language, currency, laws and the way individuals as well as businesses function. Cultural challenges occur when the major understandings and assumptions of the business leaders is different from the consumer or other business, in which business is to be conducted with. Within e-commerce cultural challenges emerge when attempting to sell a product or provide a service globally; not every consumer or business is well versed with the primary businesses standards. These challenges could be wording errors, monetary exchange, shipping methods, or just simply the way business is conducted. Based on (Miller 2010), “When dealing with different countries…...

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