The Digital Firm and Business Communication
Business today are often required to build e-commerce and e-business application very rapidly to remain competitive. New system is likely to have more interorganizational requirements and processes than in the past. This is not restricted to developing and implementing the technology, it is about changing the technology so rapidly to keep the pace with the society and the technological changes in the society. This is the only key to remain competitive in ...view middle of the document...
Rapid application development (RAD) uses object, oriented software, visual programming prototyping and fourth generation tools for very rapid creation of system components based development expedites application development by grouping objects into suites of software components that can be combined to create large scale business application. It is a methodology for the software development that uses the minimal planning for the creation of prototypes and the software systems. Planning phase in this model is interleaved with the
software writing phase and hence the integrity is maintained. This makes the complete process
faster and the requirements can be changed a lot easier, if needed, in future. Hence the
development of the systems becomes easier and it gives flexibility to the developer with the
changes required in the model.
Web services enable firms to obtain software application components delivered over the internet for building new systems or integrating existing system. Web services provide a common set of standards that enable organizations to link their systems regardless of their technology platform through standard plug and play architecture. With these approaches can be used for keeping technology current within organizations.