What is digital business? Digital Business is the development of a new business venture based on melding the digital and physical realms. It allows a broader opportunity for increased intermingling of people, businesses and other related things. Digital business can bring together the world’s 7 billion people using the world’s estimated 35 billion devices in a way that was previously never physically possible.
Common types of digital businesses:
Digital aspects are becoming increasingly necessary in business ventures. Businesses today are focusing on digital ways to attract customers, including:
• Websites – a series of pages located on the internet that relate to a person or business
• Mobile Apps – a mobile application designed for use on Smartphone, tablets or computers
• eCommerce – trading services or physical products or digital products over the internet or computer networks
• Social Media – these are virtual communities located on the internet where people can create or share idea and information with one another. It’s a great way to build relationships with your customer base.
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – this is the process of affecting the visibility of a website within a search engine by using related keywords.
What are digital laws?
Digital laws are the responsibility for a person’s electronic actions and deeds. Digital responsibility deals with the ethics that go along with technology use. Unethical use can evolve into different forms of theft or crime. Ethical use goes along with abiding by the laws of society.
Common Violations of digital laws:
• Identity Theft – this happens when a thief gains digital access to your personal information such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and birthdates. It allows the thief to make purchases in your name and potential ruin your credit.
• Spoofing – this occurs when a thief tricks someone into providing financial information by “spoofing” a legitimate website.
• Software Piracy – this is the illegal and unauthorized copying and selling of software, digital music, movies, etc. Most countries have copyright infringement laws that protect against this. There are four major types of software piracy:
• Industrial Piracy – theft, duplication and distribution on a greater scale.
• Corporate Piracy – information is leaked and stolen through unprotected LAN and internet connections.
• Reseller Piracy – the reselling of machines whose hard drives have pirated software installed
• Home Piracy – this could include trading discs with friends or being a part on a peer exchange software website.
• Computer Hacking – this is the act of illegally “hacking” into someone’s personal computer software and hardware