Running head: E-BUSINESS PAPER
University of Phoenix
When any organization makes the decision to enter into the world of electronic business, or e-business, they face a whole new set of challenges and a whole new set of regulations that must be adhered to. Smith Systems Consulting was no exception. Smith Systems Consulting
Smith Systems Consulting began in the late Seventies in Houston, Texas, when founder, Bill Smith, was still a partner with a large public accounting firm. Mr. Smith was able to obtain an advanced degree in computer science in addition to an undergraduate degree in accounting as well as his CPA certification (Apollo Group, Inc., 2003/2004) and often used this knowledge, with specific technology applications, to solve both financial and accounting problems for his clients. Seeing a need; he foresaw technology consulting becoming an equal partner with accounting and auditing. When he could not convince his partners of the same vision, and being encouraged by the success of EDS and Computer Associates, Mr. Smith decided to launch and independent technology services consultant business along with three associates from his firm. Thus, Smith Systems Consulting was formed in June 1984 (Apollo Group Inc., 2003/2004). Launching an E-Business
Smith Consulting launched their E-Business in 1994 offering a variety of services such as: Networking (design and installation), Applications (database design, support and programming), and Websites (development, maintenance and hosting). Among their clients are Riordan Manufacturing, Huffman Trucking, McBride Financial, and Kudler Fine Foods. As with any business, whether national or international, disaster recovery or being able to retrieve data in the event of a disaster is paramount. In fact, it has become so important that there are specific guidelines and regulations that must be followed. Data Protection Issues and Solutions...
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