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1. What are the purpose and business value of Web services? Due to evolving of internet, web site can deliver HTML pages and centralized services to browser. Then, web site become more programmable that directly links to organizations, application, services, and devices with one another. Lastly, this programmable Web sites become more than static accessed sites which turn to reusable, an intelligent Web Services.
E-tailing is the online sales of goods or services while brick-and-mortar businesses are those that operate in the physical market such as department stores, business offices etc. According to Ed Brindley, the director of marketing at Wincor Nixdorf,” brick and mortar will always be vital. The key is to make such technology advances simply part of the shopping experience and part of the retail boom”, (BestMark, 2012). Purchasing items online has become a convenience for many customers as well as the fact that most online stores offer lower prices. However brick and mortar stores can use technology to compete against e-tailers.
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