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Electronic Business (E-business) concerns doing any form of online transaction, irrespective of organisation type, sector, volume, technology used or customer. This broad term includes Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), the means of exchanging money and entering into binding contracts electronically through value added (closed) networks (VANs) as well as Internet transactions. This is broader in scope to that of ‘e-commerce’ which tends to focus on Internet transactions only.

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PRINCE2 – Projects in Controlled Environments – A standard for IT projects

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Prince2 is a de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. It embodies established and proven best practice in project management.  Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) is a structured project management method based on experience drawn from thousands [...]

How to mitigate legal risks in digital project management

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Enabling the business electronically by redefining processes, promoting simplification and standards, defining shared information and data, and collaborating allows for improved speed, more certainty and reduced costs across your enterprise. Yet, private and public organisations are involved in IT-based projects which often run for years, involve great volumes of resources and money, and have major [...]

How to manage your relationship with tech lawyers

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Digital professionals may want to instruct tech-specialist lawyers to help mitigate any legal and regulatory risks associated with a project they are undertaking. This might include an IT systems implementation, online marketing campaign or some kind of research and development. Most large organisations benefit from an inhouse legal department to offer help and advice, especially [...]

22 e-contract legal and security risks

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A contract is the defining document for cementing the relationship between the business and customer. Not only does it establish the parties’ intentions and expectations on what goods and services have been offered and accepted, the contract should also set out the road map to resolve difficulties if something were to go wrong, for whatever [...]

Virtual Working: Reducing Your Business Costs


Today, we all live and work in an interconnected world of fast broadband, tablets and mobile devices. The pace of technological innovation now allows many of us to work remotely, away from our place of work. This requires organisations to manage effectively those workers who they deem suitable for remote working, and enable them to [...]

Two legal essentials for doing e-business

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You do not have to have a web site and sell your product or service over the internet to be affected by the practical legal problems of doing business electronically. We did business electronically before the internet arrived: we bought and sold over the telephone, by telegram and fax. Nothing is new. Not even the legal [...]

‘Fair warning’ – 7 Risks in holding an E Auction

Auction Gavel

Online auctions (or e-auctions) are big business and can catapult the regional auction house onto an international stage with access to new and dynamic global markets. Companies such as eBay have added all kinds of auction capabilities to their websites in order to attract users and add excitement. But running an online auction – an auction which [...]

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard in IT

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ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard: Continued operations in the event of a disruption, whether due to a major disaster or a minor incident, is a fundamental requirement for any organization. Business continuity management (BCM) is a process that helps organisations to manage risks to the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service, [...]

S.1040 Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011

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Summary The Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 intends to enhance public safety by making more spectrum available to public safety entities, to facilitate the development of a public safety broadband network, to provide standards for the spectrum needs of public safety entities, and for other purposes. Subject areas Science, Technology, Communications Administrative law and [...]

ebXML – global language for e-business

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ebXML (Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language) is a modular suite of specifications that enables enterprises of any size and in any geographical location to conduct business over the Internet. Using ebXML, organisations have a standard method to exchange business messages, conduct trading relationships, communicate data in common terms and define and register business processes. [...]

Unified communications across the enterprise

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All organisations conducting business online have the potential to link with every home, office, transportation system and other location around the world and in space. Unified communications concerns mastering an organisation’s multiple information and communications technologies to reduce the number of devices, reduce communications and remove confusion over how information is managed. Unified communications can support [...]

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

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Reference: UK/2008/SI/1277 The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 came into force on 26 May 2008, and implemented the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. Unfair commercial practice include those that contravene the requirements of professional diligence, misleading actions, misleading omissions, and aggressive commercial practices, amongst others. Unfair commercial practices directive The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) [...]