This refers to all buying and selling over the internet.
Advantages ◦ Services available 24 / 7 ◦ Large stock range ◦ Detailed product information ◦ Ability to compare prices ◦ Equal delivery to town and country Disadvantages ◦ Possible credit card fraud ◦ What about returning faulty goods? ◦ How are you covered when you purchase goods from another country?
This allows you to manage your money on- line.
Advantages ◦ Service available 24/7 ◦ Secure ◦ From comfort of home ◦ Can make various payments/transfers ◦ View transactions Disadvantages ◦ No face to face communication
E-Government refers to the use of ICT to provide Government services, transactions and interactions with citizens, businesses and other government departments. Examples include: e-gov portal, online tax service, schoolnet.
Advantages ◦ No need to queue ◦ Can view all services available from home ◦ Quick communication Disadvantages ◦ No face to face communication therefore cannot get suggestions of alternative actions
E-learning refers to learning via the internet or working through a disc based tutorial
One trainer can train many people at different locations Students can work at their own pace Teaching can be 24/7 E-learning solutions are cheaper than traditional teaching methods
No opportunity to ask question and receive answer there and then Internet connection may fail Download speed may be slow Materials may be limited
Refers to people working at home connected to the rest of the organisation via network, e- mail or telephone
Reduced or Zero commuting ◦ No travelling ◦ Less stress due to traffic Greater ability to focus on one task Flexible schedule Reduced office space/desk requirements
Lack of human contact Negative impact on team work Self-discipline (might be difficult to focus)