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CIS8100 Assignment 4




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Assignment 4




25 January 2013

Learning objectives and graduate skills tested

This assignment
relates to all of the course objectives but more specifically to your practical
understanding and evaluation of the key issues in relation to the development
of the infrastructure and functionality for a digital e-commerce enterprise.

Assignment 4 specifications

This Assignment 4 builds on the analysis and investigation conducted
in Assignment 2.

Assignment 4 consists of THREE tasks.


In this task you
are required to continue to maintain the journal of the activities and research
from Assignment 2 and to submit the completed journal with this assignment.

(10 marks)


Develop and
populate the prototype e-commerce website for which you prepared a
strategic analysis and preliminary prototype e-commerce website using Joomla in
Assignment 2.

Your e-commerce website should contain, at a minimum, the
following functionality:

1. An aesthetically pleasing, easy- to-use
A product catalogue

A shopping cart

An order form and payment interface

Customer registration

Discussion forum

Business policy statements on security, privacy, confidentiality and
refunds and returns

Study the online guide, Joomla! Beginner’s
Guide available from the CIS8100 StudyDesk and any other related
Joomla! resources which are made available on the course StudyDesk or ones you
identify as relevant for completing this assignment.

Task 2 will be
assessed for completeness and working functionality based on an inspection of
your e -commerce website (you are required to provide the URL of the site that
was assigned to you for Assignment 2).

(50 marks)


You are required to
provide a business case and reflective report on the e-commerce strategy
you have adopted for your organization and the experiences and insight arising
from the development of the accompanying e-commerce website in terms of the

Describe the
e-commerce website features and functionality implemented in Task 2. (500
words approx.)

Describe how you have addressed
security and privacy issues in your website (400 words approx.)
Describe how
you would address backend integration and legacy system issues associated
with your e-commerce website (400 words approx.)

List and briefly describe the hardware and software required to
establish your e-commerce website as a live and fully functional entity,
and provide a table of the estimated costs (hardware, software, human
resources, ongoing maintenance, etc.) (400 words approx.)

Provide a site map of your e-commerce
website in the form of a diagram.

List any
additional features incorporated in your website over and above the
specified requirements (400 words approx.)

List any
essential features not implemented and any major deviations from your
original plans as described in Assignment 2 (400 words approx.)

describe the challenges encountered in using Joomla! and the development
environment (400 words approx.)

the features that are likely to be implemented in your e-commerce website
in the next phase of the development process to further enhance the
usability and functionality of the site, and why and how you would use the
Joomla CMS to facilitate this (400 words approx.)
Provide and
justify a plan for a live implementation of your proposed e-commerce web
site including a prioritised timeline in a table (400 words approx.)

Identify and describe the expected
benefits that will arise from implementing your website (400 words
List and
briefly describe any links and resources that you have used to research
and build the site for this assignment (400 words approx.)

(40 marks)


Submission Requirements

Your solution

Your solution
should conform to the guidelines laid out in Summers, J & Smith, B 2010, Communication
skills handbook,3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland.


Originality of submission

• This assignment
must be the expression of your own work. It is acceptable to discuss course
content with others to improve your understanding and clarify requirements, but
solutions to assignment questions must be done on your own. This also means
that it is not sufficient to merely paraphrase the entire assignment content
from a textbook or other source. Your assignment answers need be a reflection
and synthesis of your research of the associated topics. This should be evident
in your annotated bibliography.

You need to
demonstrate your understanding of associated topics for each assignment. You
must not copy from anyone, including tutors and fellow students, nor provide
copies of your work to others. Assignments that do not adhere to this
requirement will be deemed as being the result of collusion or plagiarism. This
may lead to severe academic penalties as outlined in Academic Regulation 5.10
of the USQ Handbook. It is your own responsibility to
ensure the integrity of your work. Refer
to the Faculty of Business policy for further details.

•An indiscriminate
overuse of incorrectly referenced or cited web pages in your assignmentwill result in poor

Late submission of assignment work

Late assignments
will be penalised unless permission has been granted by the course leader
BEFORE the assignment due date. Late assignments may be penalised by reducing
the allocated mark by 5% per day late.

Other submission

1) Formatting
Page size should be A4. Allow for TOP MARGIN – 2.5 cm; BOTTOM MARGIN –

2.5 cm; SIDE MARGINS –
2.5 cm

Major headings should be in upper case, 14 point Times New Roman Bold

Minor headings should be in lower case, 12 point Times New Roman Bold

d. Body text should be formatted to 12
point, Times New Roman

Use single or one and half line spacing

Assignments should be in one of the following formats:

Microsoft Word (2003)

Microsoft Word (2007)

Rich Text Format (RTF)

iv. Portable Document Format (PDF)

BEFORE submitting your FINAL version of the assignment to the online
submission system (EASE) you must upload your draft copies to the online TURNITIN
system (see the course StudyDesk for details on accessing and using the
TURNITIN system).

TURNITIN produces an Originality Report that shows your overall
similarity index. If the index is less than 25 percent, your assignment is
considered to be plagiarism-free. If not, you will have to rework your
assignment, using the feedback in the Originality Report as a guide, and then
resubmit it to TURNITIN for another round of checks until you are satisfied
that it meets the requirements.

3) The file naming guidelines are as
It is important that you use this convention to ensure that
assignments can be tracked: Familyname_studentnumber_CIS8100_A2_XXXXXXXXX

Replace ‘familyname’ with YOUR family or surname

c. Replace ‘studentnumber’ with YOUR
student number (which starts with ‘00’)

Replace ‘XXXXXXXXXX’ with

i. Task 1

Task 2

Task 3


Once you have obtained a plagiarism-free assignment you should submit
the Originality Report (in pdf format) along with your FINAL assignment (in
WORD or pdf format) electronically through the online assignment submission
system (EASE). No hardcopy submissions will be accepted. See the course
StudyDesk for instructions on uploading your assignment.

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