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Websites & Data. VCE IT Theory Slideshows. By Mark Kelly mark@vceit.com Vceit.com. Contents. 01. why organisations acquire data via websites 02. why individuals and organisations supply data via websites 03. techniques for acquiring data on websites

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Websites & Data

VCE IT Theory Slideshows

By Mark Kelly

mark@vceit.com

Vceit.com


Contents

  • 01. why organisations acquire data via websites

  • 02. why individuals and organisations supply data via websites

  • 03. techniques for acquiring data on websites

  • 04. techniques for protecting the rights of individuals and organisations supplying data


why organisations acquire data via websites


Huh?

  • “Why acquire data via websites?” is a bit misleading. The reason for acquiring the data is not the point.

  • Better to ask: “Why use websites to acquire data?”


Why use websites to acquire data?

  • Cheap!

    • Compared to international phone call or even mailing a paper-based order

  • 24-hour customer access

    • Important in a global market with many time zones


Why use websites to acquire data?

  • Instant!

    • No delay for post

    • No phone queues

  • Improved efficiencies through direct data entry by customers

    • e.g. When ordering goods, customer does entry rather than employee having to do it


Why use websites to acquire data?

  • Improvements in effectiveness

    • increased accuracy if visitors enter their own data

    • less chance of error due to thick accents in a phone order

    • data can be processed automatically once entered

    • typed data easier to read than handwritten


Why use websites to acquire data?

  • access to global market

    • people can order from anywhere on the planet

    • massively increased catchment, especially for rare & exotic goods


Why use websites to acquire data?

  • Can use prompts to collect the right data

  • Use controls like radio buttons to enforce data integrity

  • Use validation tools to make sure it’s in the right format


Why use websites to acquire data?

  • People are put off by having to email, write or phone


why individuals and organisations supply data via websites


why supply data via websites?

  • Purchasing of goods and services,

  • Social networking

    • Reach a broad audience

  • Exchanging information

    • Forums, wikis, blogs

  • Immediate results

  • Anonymity


why supply data via websites?

  • Voting

    • E.g. In community sites


techniques for acquiring data on websites


techniques for acquiring data on websites

  • Collating data from entries in a web form


techniques for acquiring data on websites

  • Providing a web forum

  • Online chat


techniques for acquiring data on websites


techniques for acquiring data on websites

  • Accessing an online database

  • Accessing an intranet or extranet

  • Hosting a mailing list

  • Allow visitors to upload files to the site


techniques for protecting the rights of individuals and organisations supplying data


protecting the rights of those who supply data

  • security protocols

    • SSL or TLS encryption

    • File encryption

    • Logins with usernames and passwords.

    • Using Captcha to deter robotic logins.

    • Automatic timeout of idle connections.

    • Requiring strong passwords.


protecting the rights of those who supply data

  • stating policies regarding

    • Privacy

    • Shipping

    • Returns


Protecting peoples’ rights

  • stating policies regarding

    • Privacy

  • a contacts link for people to use in case their rights may not have been protected.


protecting the rights of those who supply data

  • Sending a verification email before

    • signing someone up to a mailing list or a site

    • changing a password

  • Requiring strong passwords.

  • Using secret questions to back up passwords.

  • Only allowing password changes by sending an email to a user’s registered email address.


VCE IT THEORY SLIDESHOWS

By Mark Kelly

mark@vceit.com

vceit.com

These slideshows may be freely used, modified or distributed by teachers and students anywhere on the planet (but not elsewhere).

They may NOT be sold.

They must NOT be redistributed if you modify them.


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