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Benjamin Porter 12/13/13 Benjamin Porter 12/13/13 Abstract Developing and designing an effective in house e-commerce website for Tony’s Chips. Abstract Developing and designing an effective in house e-commerce website for Tony’s Chips. Website MIGRATION PROJECT [Document subtitle] Website MIGRATION PROJECT [Document subtitle] Introduction Tony’s Chips has been acquired by a new independent company. The new company’s intention is to focus on the e-commerce website that they have planned. Currently, the old website is externally hosted and it is required to be moved to an internal one. This new system will store, retrieve, and have data recovery solutions for the company. An additional backup site will need to be created…show more content…
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