E-Commerce

Monero XMR

Monero (XMR) – the anonymous cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency on the internet, nor is it the most useful one. The altcoin Monero (also known as XMR) offers users a high degree of anonymity which has always been an issue with the leading providers of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. With these providers, every transaction can be traced back but not with XMR. How does Monero ensure this high level of...

Joomla: the basics about this open source CMS

Joomla – the open source CMS in profile

Over the past few years, Joomla has established itself as one of the most popular content management systems. This is thanks to its extensive basic functions and large number of extensions developed by the Joomla community. Its functions and design modifications give Joomla projects the crucial final flourishes and even enable you to run an online shop on this open source CMS.

Magento: an introduction to the open source software

What is Magento

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web stores with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more...

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

What is Big Data?

Big Data: definition and examples

When we shop online, book vacations, and search for gift ideas, we hardly give a second thought to the fact that each search entry leaves behind a trail of our identity. Busy web bots are never far behind and sweep up this information. The result of all of this is Big Data: massive volumes of data that are analyzed and used for a variety of reasons. But is there reason to be wary of leaving behind...

E-procurement

E-procurement – a quick introduction

With e-procurement solutions, procurement processes can be handled more efficiently, which is important for business-to-business (B2B) purchasing. Modern software ensures that purchase procedures are partially, or even sometimes fully automated. Do you want to know how electronic procurement could support your business? Read on to find out if an e-procurement solution would suit your business.

What is e-business?

E-business

The term e-business, or electronic business, has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues for some time in online spheres. But what exactly does it mean? It is all too often used interchangeably with “e-commerce,” but this is just one part of e-business. In fact, the term encompasses the net economy’s full range of possibilities for supporting and optimizing business processes with digital...

Dynamic pricing

Dynamic pricing: what is it exactly?

Dynamic pricing allows prices for products and services to be quickly adjusted at any time, and enables providers to flexibly respond to factors like supply and demand – and to actively influence them in order to increase revenue. Major online retailers like Amazon also use dynamic pricing, sometimes altering their prices several times a day. What is dynamic pricing exactly and is it possible to...

Chrome 56: changes to make the web safer

Google is planning to label unsafe websites in Chrome

For two years now, Google has been actively promoting SSL encryption for websites. The search engine giant started acknowledging data transfer protection as a ranking factor in 2014, but now wants to go one step further. Users of Google’s browser, Chrome, will soon be actively warned about websites with unsafe data exchanges. This articles explains what the planned changes are and which...

Sharing economy

The sharing economy

Whether Uber, Airbnb, or Netflix – users are quite enthusiastic about the affordable and easy-to-use platforms and are using them in increasing numbers. Established industries, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly nervous as customers migrate. At the center of the debate is the term "sharing economy". What is behind this term and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the sharing...