During the 1960`s, Moore first introduced the famous “Moore’s law”(Moore, 1965) which revealed a potential rule that “integrated circuits would double in complexity every 18 months”(Robat, 2005). At the same period, the US government created ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) to support research at universities by using communication and computer technologies (Napier, Judd, Rivers and Adams, 2003, p.2-3). After half a century of development, the frequency of CUP is approximately four thousands times than the first one (The red hill cpu guide, 2005 and Lai, 2009), and millions of people are using the Internet to shop for goods and services, view news, get education and communicate with others. During this period, more and more companies become using computers and Internet to develop and expand their business. Computers and Internet seem to be better, faster, more accurate and reliable than human beings. They do have saved money, created innovation and reduced inconvenience. However, when the computer systems or Internet connections go wrong, there will be a serious impact on the business. The old adage, “Don't put all your eggs in one basket," gives some helpful advice. In this paper,
2. The relationship between e-businesses and PC disasters
2.1 What is an e-business?
O’Brien (2002, p.124)described that “e-business is the use of the Internet and other networks and information technologies to support electronic commerce, enterprise communication and collaboration”. General speaking, the term “e-business” means using the computer technologies and Internet to operate business, such as, communicate with customers or suppliers via Internet and use website to provide information and services. Because of e-business reduces time and money spent, remove the geographical restrictions, heightens customer service and provide competitive advantages (Leonard, 2006), from some small companies to many large enterprises are living on e-business. The...