The paper "Systems Integration - Usability Analysis" is a good example of an information technology essay. There have been many advances made in the technological sector which has lead to the advancement of the other industries that are dependent on it, either directly or indirectly. We shall look at how two global organizations- Amazon. com and Aquarelle have made changes in their marketing strategy with the help of the IT sector. Introduction: The world today has experienced a number of advances in technology which has bought about great changes in the organisation and functioning of the economic and marketing structure.
There have developed more advanced methodologies of commerce and marketing of goods and services. (Georgia State University) There has emerged the concept of e-commerce, which is relied to a great extent on the World Wide Web. System integration has gained importance in this era, and it helps in the bringing together of the component subsystems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system. (System Integration). In information technology, systems integration is the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally.
In this paper, we shall observe and analyse the usability of this newly emerged system from the viewpoint of the consumers. There shall be analysed two companies or organizations and their sites and their e-business models. Customer Perspective: Usability Analysis: Usability is a very ambiguous concept and there are a number of definitions that are available online. (Usability Evaluation) There also exist a number of theories as to how and according to what factors can usability be measured. Some believe that it can be measured from the viewpoint of the producers, and then the factors that are evaluated are the cost of the evaluation, appropriateness to the project, time constraints, cost of implementation and the cost of training new users.
(Methods) In this paper, we shall be studying and analyzing the e-commerce of these two companies, Amazon and Aquarelle, from the viewpoint of the consumers and the customers who access these sites.
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