Accession Number : ADA308572

Title :   Electronic Commerce on the Internet.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Neches, Robert ; Neches, Anna-Lena ; Postel, Paul ; Tenenbaum, Jay M. ; Frank, Robert

PDF Url : ADA308572

Report Date : MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : We are on the verge of a new era in electronic commerce, where companies transact business spontaneously over the Internet. In restructuring its procurement processes, The Federal Government has a unique opportunity to exploit this electronic marketplace, and to influence its development in ways that benefit us all. This report describes a vision of the electronic marketplace, the requirements it must satisfy, an architecture for addressing those requirements, and a graceful migration path to the marketplace from current EDI technology and practice. It identifies five key concepts for government electronic commerce, and concludes by recommending that the government act to shape the electronic marketplace for the benefit of all by (1) including Internet gateways to VANs; and (2) encouraging pilot projects in procurement over the Internet.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *INTERNET, DATA BASES, MARKETING, ACCOUNTING, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, ECONOMIC IMPACT, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER GATEWAYS, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, INTEROPERABILITY, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PROCUREMENT, USER NEEDS, ACCESS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ONLINE SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC MAIL.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE