An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 8 hours study time

  • Accountancy, banking and finance

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

This free course, An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications, will look at typical application areas, including the internet, supply chain management and online auctions. It will also help you to understand the underlying technologies used to implement e-commerce applications.

Learning outcomes

  1. Detail what is meant by the term ‘e-commerce’.
  2. Examine some typical distributed applications.
  3. Detail some of the problems that are encountered when developing distributed applications.
  4. Describe, briefly, some of the technologies that are used to support distributed applications.
  5. Show how some of the technologies detailed in the course are used in concert to realise a typical commercial system.