Managing an e-commerce project requires a solid and broad knowledge of e-commerce systems and the Information Technology behind it. Information technology has become a major factor in nearly every aspect of our society. The personal computer has developed into a powerful tool for gathering, manipulating, and delivering information. Sophisticated databases allow us to store, collate, and access data. Networks and telecommunications technology allow us to deliver and retrieve information from around the world. Understanding information technology, its components, language, and potential, has become a requirement for personal and professional growth and success.