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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by LallyHay, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. LallyHay

    LallyHay
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    I am going to be teaching an A-level course next year about the 'digital
    economy'. One of the tasks is to investigate a transactional website and then
    build the back-end database which might be behind the wesite. it is all very
    vague, and pupils will be using Access to develop the database.

    Does anyone have any experience of e-commerce sites, and the databases
    behind them?

    Also does anyone know any large companies (e.g. Boots, WHSmiths, Tescos etc)
    with transactional websites, which have their IT team in
    Essex/London/Kent/Hertfordshire as it would be very useful for the students
    to go on a visit to the IT developers.

    Any help much appreciated!
     
  2. Arvin Meyer [MVP]

    Arvin Meyer [MVP]
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    We have been successfully using an Access database on a commercial website
    for more than 5 years to display homes in inventory and to display images of
    floorplans and elevations.

    We use another, on a private intranet to create the contracts and change
    orders for hundreds of new homes per year.

    Unless the financial transactions were conducted by a 3rd party, I'd be
    hesitant to use an Access/JET database to store personal information on the
    Internet. While not easily done, its security is not robust enough to
    withstand a determined onslaught by hackers.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access

    "LallyHay" <LallyHay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E353460B-26DA-4CBF-A94B-7750D9376D09@microsoft.com...
    > I am going to be teaching an A-level course next year about the 'digital
    > economy'. One of the tasks is to investigate a transactional website and

    then
    > build the back-end database which might be behind the wesite. it is all

    very
    > vague, and pupils will be using Access to develop the database.
    >
    > Does anyone have any experience of e-commerce sites, and the databases
    > behind them?
    >
    > Also does anyone know any large companies (e.g. Boots, WHSmiths, Tescos

    etc)
    > with transactional websites, which have their IT team in
    > Essex/London/Kent/Hertfordshire as it would be very useful for the

    students
    > to go on a visit to the IT developers.
    >
    > Any help much appreciated!
    >
     
  3. LallyHay

    LallyHay
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    Thank you - they could mention the security of it in their evaluations. Would
    it be possible for me to take a look at your homes website, as they will need
    to look at a variety of sites to understand the various potentials for it.

    "Arvin Meyer [MVP]" wrote:

    > We have been successfully using an Access database on a commercial website
    > for more than 5 years to display homes in inventory and to display images of
    > floorplans and elevations.
    >
    > We use another, on a private intranet to create the contracts and change
    > orders for hundreds of new homes per year.
    >
    > Unless the financial transactions were conducted by a 3rd party, I'd be
    > hesitant to use an Access/JET database to store personal information on the
    > Internet. While not easily done, its security is not robust enough to
    > withstand a determined onslaught by hackers.
    > --
    > Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    > Microsoft Access
    > Free Access downloads
    > http://www.datastrat.com
    > http://www.mvps.org/access
    >
    > "LallyHay" <LallyHay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E353460B-26DA-4CBF-A94B-7750D9376D09@microsoft.com...
    > > I am going to be teaching an A-level course next year about the 'digital
    > > economy'. One of the tasks is to investigate a transactional website and

    > then
    > > build the back-end database which might be behind the wesite. it is all

    > very
    > > vague, and pupils will be using Access to develop the database.
    > >
    > > Does anyone have any experience of e-commerce sites, and the databases
    > > behind them?
    > >
    > > Also does anyone know any large companies (e.g. Boots, WHSmiths, Tescos

    > etc)
    > > with transactional websites, which have their IT team in
    > > Essex/London/Kent/Hertfordshire as it would be very useful for the

    > students
    > > to go on a visit to the IT developers.
    > >
    > > Any help much appreciated!
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Arvin Meyer [MVP]

    Arvin Meyer [MVP]
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    I don't publish my email address in the newsgroups, but it is available at
    either of the websites in my sig. Send me your email address and I'll send
    the URL of the homebuilding website:
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access

    "LallyHay" <LallyHay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CA88222B-173C-47E1-A002-8410EC652DF4@microsoft.com...
    > Thank you - they could mention the security of it in their evaluations.

    Would
    > it be possible for me to take a look at your homes website, as they will

    need
    > to look at a variety of sites to understand the various potentials for it.
    >
    > "Arvin Meyer [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > We have been successfully using an Access database on a commercial

    website
    > > for more than 5 years to display homes in inventory and to display

    images of
    > > floorplans and elevations.
    > >
    > > We use another, on a private intranet to create the contracts and change
    > > orders for hundreds of new homes per year.
    > >
    > > Unless the financial transactions were conducted by a 3rd party, I'd be
    > > hesitant to use an Access/JET database to store personal information on

    the
    > > Internet. While not easily done, its security is not robust enough to
    > > withstand a determined onslaught by hackers.
    > > --
    > > Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    > > Microsoft Access
    > > Free Access downloads
    > > http://www.datastrat.com
    > > http://www.mvps.org/access
    > >
    > > "LallyHay" <LallyHay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:E353460B-26DA-4CBF-A94B-7750D9376D09@microsoft.com...
    > > > I am going to be teaching an A-level course next year about the

    'digital
    > > > economy'. One of the tasks is to investigate a transactional website

    and
    > > then
    > > > build the back-end database which might be behind the wesite. it is

    all
    > > very
    > > > vague, and pupils will be using Access to develop the database.
    > > >
    > > > Does anyone have any experience of e-commerce sites, and the databases
    > > > behind them?
    > > >
    > > > Also does anyone know any large companies (e.g. Boots, WHSmiths,

    Tescos
    > > etc)
    > > > with transactional websites, which have their IT team in
    > > > Essex/London/Kent/Hertfordshire as it would be very useful for the

    > > students
    > > > to go on a visit to the IT developers.
    > > >
    > > > Any help much appreciated!
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > >
     

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