1. critically analyse the role of web systems within the enterprise systems landscape, including
an appreciation of the design of such systems where relevant to web information systems.
2. critically assess, evaluate and learn existing and emerging technologies and approaches
relevant to the design of web based information systems
3. gain synthesis of the business context and business role of web information systems and the
related requirements, including aspects such as security, integration etc.
4. appreciate the distinct design challenges in web based systems where the delivery platforms
are diverse and not under application control (for example delivery to smart phones)
Nowadays outsourcing is a common part of the enterprise landscape. Functions that are not core to
the functioning of the organization are performed by specialised third parties. Another trend
stemming from the Internet is employee-self-service where employees can use (web) systems to
make requests or changes without direct interaction with colleagues that work to support such
A travel agency wants to break through in this business. The plans are to do so by not only offering
good travel deals, but especially by offering a great customer and user experience. Companies will be
able to offer the travel booking service in a way that is seamless from the perspective of the
employees using the service (including single sign on, automatic forwarding of travel approvals and
requests, following company look-and-feel). The systems will also support various delivery platforms
including PC, smart phone, but also a call-centre.
To make it easier for companies to use the travel agency, the agency wants to support standard
integration solutions as well as those used by its largest competitors. These integrations allow
customers to integrate to provide the seamless experience, including feeding back information into
the corporate information systems from the perspective or reporting and management.
Your task is to write a paper in which you address the assignment scenario. You should sketch the
overall solution, what technologies are used where (why these, but not how), and provide further
detail on one of the unit topics: (eg. security, business processes, web services, semantics, cloud,
HTTP2, mobile web â€“ this list is not exclusive).
Your paper should lead to a well-argued and supported conclusion in relation to the given topic.
Your support could consist of a combination of practical experiments, literature and argumentation
(other support is also possible). There is no right answer, you will be marked on your arguments and
your understanding of the subject.
You need to write a reflective paper of 5000 words. Abstract, list of references etc. do not count.
Your paper must address the assignment brief, and in doing so touch upon the various topics covered
Your paper should be reflective, and not be a simple summary of what you find from a textbook or