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The rapid growth of contactless payment cards is forcing change among retailers and driving innovation within the merchant services sector.
Everyone who plans vacations hopes to have the ultimate time during it, and thus makes every possible effort to make it mesmeric. Right? Well, can you imagine in how many ways can an online hotel room booking site help you? No, have a look at the benefits you get when booking hotels online.
Uptown School is an authorised International Baccalureate (IB) Primary Years School and PYP IB World School. Uptown School is in the candidacy process for its IB Middle Years Programme, with the IB Diploma Program to follow. Uptown delivers the IB curriculum to grades Pre-K (3 by September 15) to Grade 10 starting in September 2014 with Grades 11 and 12 to be added in 2015 and 2016.
Companies are usually the direct beneficiaries of electronic commerce policies. This is why all the diffusion strategies are applicable Policy makers try to persuade enterprises to invest in new technologies and take advantage of the opportunities the new means can offer.
A further observation is that in many cases these dilemmas imply a conflict between the commercial and social interests of various stakeholder groups. However, it is very difficult to draw some general conclusions about when either interest is at stake
The governments may use a great number of the strategies to influence companies and help them in the implementation of electronic commerce technologies and practices. Companies can first be made aware of the new technologies
Receive financial support for investing in new technologies (subsidy), be encouraged to use technology in the ‘best way’ (mobilization), be provided with examples of electronic commerce use (information directive) and finally follow standards (regulation setting).
Individuals acting as consumers such customers of virtual stores or citizens as users of on-line government service are in need of information. Governments can use traditional means such as the media to make their wide audience aware of the usefulness of the new medium and build confidence in electronic commerce transactions.
The education of the public on one hand can help the electronic commerce marketplace to reach a critical mass of users. On the other hand, a "digital literate" society can use electronic means to perform "electronic activism" and express disappointment about business practices.