e-Commerce Implementation

A BCS Professional Awareness Course in collaboration with Scotland IS

Four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting 12th January 2010, 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

Edinburgh Napier University, Room C27, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT.

Cost: £100 for BCS members and Scotland IS Members, £126 for others (both excluding VAT).

The course is one of a series of Professional Current Awareness Courses aimed at providing greater access to developing subjects for IT professionals.

Registration via the BCS on-line booking system - see "Booking" at the bottom of this page.

Course Overview

Do you want to know how to set up e-Commerce sites?

E-business varies enormously, but it is possible to learn quite quickly how to set up a website that sells physical or digital products. This course, over four evenings, is aimed at computing professionals with some knowledge of HTML, and leads to you being able to:

  • Identify the key elements of an e-commerce project, some typical business models to support,
  • Identify four technical options for building e-commerce solutions
  • Capture essential information needed for an e-commerce project
  • Implement an e-commerce prototype and estimate timescales and costs to implement a full solution
  • Evaluate e-commerce prototypes
  • Recognise typical pitfalls and trade offs in e-commerce development

Presenter David Oxley leads you through technical challenges such as setting up online shopping carts, secure hosting of digital content, digital rights management (DRM), credit-card transactions etc, as well as covering the broader business and customer issues that must be addressed in successful e-commerce.

The BCS Edinburgh Branch has been running Professional Awareness Courses over the years to give local professionals an introduction to new subjects. The course is open to members and non-members. BCS and Members receive a discount on the fees, as do members of ScotlandIS.

About the presenter

David is a Director of Numeriq Ltd, where he has worked since January 2004.

Graduating from Napier University with an MSc in Multimedia, David launched his career with an award-winning technology transfer programme with Memory Corporation and Dig Ltd, developing technology for the delivery of music and media on the Internet. With over 7 years experience in software development, David has led teams of designers and developers, creating innovative solutions for online content management and delivery.

David's key skills are in software development, project management, and user-centred design.

Since 1998, David has also built up considerable development and management experience with several highly successful projects at Rightsrouter Ltd, Flowphonics Ltd, Memory Corp and Dig Ltd.

David’s E-commerce sites


Booking is via the BCS on-line reservation system ....

If the above button does not work click here. If you are a BCS member and already logged into the Members' Secure Area then just click on the Event Booking link in the lower middle of your Members' Area home page.

Cost is £100 for BCS members and Scotland IS Members, £126 for others; both excluding VAT. VAT will be added at the applicable rate at the time of booking.

Closing date for bookings is midnight on Tuesday 12th January 2010. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.

Continuing Professional Development Certificates can be issued to those attending this course.

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