Mobile Commerce and Pervasive Computing

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Chapter 10
Mobile Commerce and Pervasive Computing

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to: 1. Discuss the characteristics and attributes of m-commerce. 2. Describe the drivers of m-commerce. 3. Understand the technologies that support m-commerce. 4. Describe wireless standards and transmission networks. 5. Discuss m-commerce applications in finance, advertising, and providing of content. 6. Describe the applications of m-commerce within organizations. 7. Understand B2B and supply chain applications of m-commerce. 8. Describe consumer and personal applications of m-commerce. 9. Describe some non-Internet m-commerce applications. 10. Describe location-based
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* TDMA – Time Division Multiple Access - Used with some of the more popular 2G systems, this protocol assigns different users different time slots on a given communications channel (e.g., every 1/8 time slot). * CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access - Used with most 3G systems, this protocol separates different users by assigning different codes to the segments of each user’s communications. * * 5. List the major standards used by mobile phone systems (e.g., GSM). * * These are seen in Exhibit 10.6 and include GSM, GPRS, EDGE, PDC, W-CDMA, 3GSM, Camano, CDMA2000 1X, and CDMA2000 1XEV. * * 6. Describe the major components of a WLAN. * * The major components are the device with wireless communications and the WAP. * * 7. List some of the key security issues in an m-commerce transaction. * Viruses are an issue for mobile commerce just as they are for traditional electronic commerce. * * 8. Describe the security issues and key solutions in m-commerce. * * Solutions used in traditional IP networks can be applied to mobile commerce with effectiveness. * * 9. Describe IVR. * * Interactive voice response is a computer voice system that enables users to request and receive information and enter and change data through regular telephone lines or through 1G cell phones. * * 10. List some of the uses of voice portals.

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