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Scaling for E-Business by Virgilio A. F. Almeida, Daniel A. Menascé

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7.5. Business Level

Business and functional planning involves characterizing the business and analyzing the functions to be provided by the e-commerce site as depicted in Fig. 7.3.

Figure 7.3. Business Level Aspect of a Capacity Planning Methodology for E-Business.

7.5.1. Business Characterization

The goal of the business characterization step is to generate a business model, as described in Chapter 1, comprised of the following elements.

7.5.1.1. Type of Business

This describes the type of business conducted over the Web. Some examples of types of businesses include B2C e-tailer, B2C service, C2C auction, B2C auction, and B2B purchasing. B2C ...

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