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What are some of the types of electronic commerce? How they are used today?  
Do you think that social networking tools can be relevant in the workplace? Why do you think this?

The types of electronic commerce are business-to –consumer, business-to-business, consumer-to-consumer, business-to-employee, and government-to-citizen. It provides opportunities for companies to expand worldwide at a small cost, increases market share. The process which buying, selling, transferring, or exchanging products, services, or information via Internet, including computer networks. I shop online for electronics in different stores as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and EBay. This websites are a way for many consumers as me to be helpful in case I do not want to leave home and by just a click get what I need. It is more difficult for me if I am looking for clothing or shoes because sizes can be different depending on the merchandise. Social networking has been important for many companies to advertise, get followers and expand their business. Facebook, Outlook, Twitter, PayPal, and other network are ways to communicate, expand, or advertise, a company for consumers to purchase or obtain their services.

What are some ways databases are used in the work environment? What are some ways database use could be improved in the workplace?  
What are two of the most popular database vendors in the marketplace? What are the pros and cons of each vendor? What are some issues you would consider in making the decision to select a database vendor for an organization you work for?
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