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Clearly there is a middle ground that needs to be reached, as the Internet is a great enabler of learning just as much as a great catalyst for wasting time. it's all in how it is used. WebSense would do better to have applications that didn't just monitor, report and block access to employee sites of interest but rather create a more complex and valuable suite of Web applications that fostered intellectual growth and skills development, guiding employees away from time-wasting sites given their learning goals and closer to content and sites that would help them. The waste of time is relative; if it is time invested in learning and becoming more productive over the long-term, it's actually an investment. WebSense also cannot discount the power of social networks today and their impact on the performance of entire organizations. To cut off access to social networking sites is to increasingly…
Younghwa Lee, Zoonky Lee, Yongbeom Kim. (2007). Understanding Personal Web Usage in Organizations. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 17(1), 75-99. Retrieved October 17, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1275650251).
Internet Access to Students
The Elizabeth Martin Elementary School does not currently offer Internet Access to its students. This proposal offers information about the problem and the proposed solution. It is recommended that Internet access be provided within the next 120 days. A proposed program for the installation and implementation is made part of this proposal. A budget has been prepared, and made part of this proposal. The total cost of installation and implementation is $20,500.
The Elizabeth Martin Elementary School, located at the intersection of Wabank and Millersville Roads, Lancaster Township, and part of the School District of Lancaster, does not currently have Internet access available for its students. Several teachers use dial up access, mostly via a slow modem connection and using AOL as the Internet provider, to show students Internet sites as part of the learning experience. At best, students huddle around a computer with a teacher…
National Center for Education Statistics. This document is available online at http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/internet/4.asp
Riley, R., Holleman, F., and Roberts, L. 2000. eLearning: Putting a World-Class Education at the Fingertips of All Children.U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. This document is available online ( http://www.ed.gov/Technology/elearning/e-learning.pdf ).
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement NCES 2001-071, National Center For Education Statistics, Statistics in Brief May 2001, Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2000
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I do not feel it is realistic to assume that "cyberslacking" is costing the country $178 billion dollars. How much time would every employee have to spend on the computer, playing around and not working, to really add up to that kind of a dollar amount? While the calculations that can be done seem to show the results as being correct, the ZDNet article sheds light on why the number still is not realistic. First, the original calculations failed to distinguish between full-time and part-time employees. If one only works part-time, that changes the dynamics of the number of hours off of which the calculations were made. Of course, that is highly significant to the bottom line and the $178 billion number.
Additionally, some employees who were "playing" on the Internet during work hours undoubtedly had a right to be. If they were expected to do certain tasks and meet…
You'd be able to hook up to the network through your computer, interactive TV, telephone, or some future device that somehow combines the attributes of all three. Even wireless gadgets such as pagers, future versions of cellular phones, and newfangled "personal digital assistants" would be able to tap into the highway. The purpose: to provide remote electronic banking, schooling, shopping, taxpaying, chatting, game playing, videoconferencing, movie ordering, medical diagnosing... The list goes on (Antonoff, Fisher, Langreth, and O'Malley 98).
Achieving this vision, however, means addressing the issue of accessibility so that everyone will have access to this superhighway.
In its broadest sense, web accessibility refers to more than the ability to connect to the Internet and includes the idea that websites should be, and often are not, designed so as to "facilitate access to the information on the site by people with disabilities" (Darsie 1) and others who need to…
Antonoff, Michael, Arthur Fisher, Robert Langreth, and Chris O'Malley. "The Complete Survival Guide to the Information Superhighway." Popular Science (1 May 1994).
Blodgett, M. (1996, September 30). Blind users stymied by new Internet graphics. Computerworld, 1.
The Business Benefits of the Internet." San Diego Business Journal (December 9, 1996), B10-11.
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value of providing access to documents via the Internet or a corporate intranet?
When documents are accessed over the internet or through a corporate intranet, they can be easily located and read by anyone who is supposed to have access to them (Callaghan, 2002). That means they can be used by employees, vendors, clients, or anyone else -- even just for general information -- no matter where in the world that person is located. Across miles, time zones, and language and cultural barriers, access to documents over the internet means that a person can work from anywhere at any time (Callaghan, 2002). He or she can get information, make changes, address issues, buy and sell goods and services, and work with other people in teams or groups. When documents are provided over the Internet, they can be set up so everyone can see them or so only selected people have…
Virtual collaboration is teamwork and collaboration that takes place completely virtually, through the use of the internet (Peters & Manz, 2007). One example of this would be a team of people who are all located in different parts of the country or the world using a service like Skype to collaborate on a project. This works very well for projects where everyone involved does not have to physically touch the project for it to be successful. Instead of each person showing up from nine to five, Monday through Friday, to work on something in the same room together, it is possible to pick the truly best people for the job no matter where they are located (Peters & Manz, 2007). Very large projects work well like this, because designers, writers, and other types of people can be hired from wherever they are, and they can simply work together by sharing ideas online. There is a great deal of value in that, since it does not restrict talent to a particular geographic area.
The idea of using virtual collaboration is not for every project, however. Some projects really do require people to be hands-on, and they all need to meet in the same room in order to have the right level of success with the project (Peters & Manz, 2007). That is a perfectly understandable issue for a number of projects, but many of them can be completed in other ways. By thinking outside the box, companies can often save a lot of money through virtual collaboration (Peters & Manz, 2007). There is no need to fly people back and forth for meetings, and no need to have all of them together for many (or all) of the components of the project. If their personalities clash, they live all over the world, or there are other reasons why they cannot work in the same room or do not need to, virtual collaboration can be a great choice.
Peters, L.M., & Manz, C.C. (2007). Identifying antecedents of virtual team collaboration. Team Performance Management 13(3/4): 117-129.
Internet Service Provider (ISP) Web Content Law and Ethics
The objective of this work is to answer whether Internet service providers have a responsibility to regulate the content that is available on the World Wide Web? This work will additionally answer as to whether the presence and ease of availability of pornography to the general public a tribute to free speech and a reflection of social maturity or an example of the potential damage that unregulated markets and the hegemony of technology have reaped upon society?
The Internet is such that allows consumers, businesses, and industry, alike to "do many new things in unique and efficient ways." (Tekxam, nd) There are however, reported to be areas of both legal and ethical concern with regards to the responsibilities of Internet Service providers. Some of those areas include protection of intellectual property, fraud prevention, protection of freedom of expression, protection of privacy,…
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2011) Freedom of Expression, Internet Responsibility, and Business Ethics: The Yahoo! Saga and Its Implications. Springer Science Business Media. B.V. 2011. Retrieved from: http://hull.academia.edu/RaphaelCohenalmagor/Papers/1074355/Freedom_of_Expression_Internet_Responsibility_and_Business_Ethics_The_Yahoo_Saga_and_Its_Aftermath
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"What's more, many teachers lack technical support; unlike businesses, most schools don't have an it guy down the hall to save the day when computers go haywire." (Wohl, 2001) central contemporary concern is the problem of Internet security and access to quality information. Without the necessary security measures and administrative restrictions, access to the Internet can also mean access to harmful pornographic material. These administrative procedures once again require technical expertise and time on the part of the teacher.
Another aspect that is of concern in today's online environment is that while there is a plethora of information available, this is not always of the best quality. Many teachers and institutions have banned student access to open -source sites such as Wikipedia for this reason. It is very difficult if not impossible for the teacher to monitor and check the validity and quality of the sites and sources that their…
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Internet Setup in the Home
We have recently offered some of our employees the opportunity to telecommute. The tremendous convenience of telecommuting depends on an understanding how to properly set up your personal (home) computers with the Internet. This memorandum offers a simplified step-by-step guide that you can refer to when setting your Internet connection.
I understand some of you are using Microsoft Windows-based computers, while others are using Apple Mac. Furthermore, some of you use cable or DSL with a hardwire (Ethernet) cable, and others use a wireless router. Some of you may not yet have Internet service in your place of residence. Therefore, I have adapted the steps for a number of different situations. If you do not already have an ISP and have yet to purchase a Establish a Contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
If you already have an ISP and Internet service, such as…
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Internet Privacy for High School Students
The unrestrained stream of information is conceived necessary for democracies and market-based economies. The capability of the Internet to make available the vast quantity of information to practically everyone, irrespective of their locations thus entails large benefits. The Internet provides access to the greatest libraries of the world to the students even in the smallest towns and permit the medical specialists to analyze the patients situated about thousands of miles away. The attribute of interactivity of the Internet fosters communication and personal and political expression. The Internet also assists to make the economies progress as it enhances the ease, speed and cost effectiveness with regard to the collection, compilation and delivery around the world to the multiple extent. The electronic commerce will decline the business costs as companies are able to take the benefits of enhanced access to customers, products and suppliers worldwide along…
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Internet Use Policy
This memo provides justification for providing Internet access primarily as a business tool, but permitting incidental personal use at America West Finance. Extensive research uncovered significant issues related to Internet misuse that require immediate action. Further, the application of electronic surveillance was found to be an industry best practice that in necessary to protect a company's best interest. An evaluation of all Internet use options is included in this memorandum to facilitate a thorough understanding of the pros and cons for any given course of action and an implementation recommendation offers guidance for creating formal written policies that will help America West Finance achieve its objectives for Internet use.
Issues of Misuse
Internet use should not be viewed as a trivial matter. Research reveals serious issues related to lost worker productivity, the destruction and/or theft of corporate assets, and legal liability. Given these…
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Internet and Society
The Internet and American Society
In the history of humankind there have been very few inventions which have completely transformed human society. Inventions like the wheel, agriculture, astronomy and geometry have all transformed humankind from uncivilized barbarians into a creatures of culture and society. The invention of science, discovery of electricity, the atom, and other inventions have then propelled the human race forward into a more technologically society, one which is primarily an information-based society. As a result of these technological advancements, scientists have been able to create something that has again transformed human society, one which has in a relatively short time, infiltrated every aspect of scholarship, research, business, and life in general. Beginning with the computer, and an idea that many computers could be joined together and their information shared; scientists and researchers have created an interconnected system of personal, business, academic, research, library, and…
"An anecdotal history of the people and communities that brought about the Internet and the Web." A Brief History of the Internet. Retrieved from http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html
Chan-Olmsted, SM, & Ha, LS (Dec 2003). Internet business models for broadcasters: how television stations perceive and integrate the Internet. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 47, 4. p.597(21).
Domke-Damonte, D., & Levsen, VB (Summer 2002). The effect of Internet usage on cooperation and performance in small hotels. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 67, 3. p.31(8).
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The ftp protocol making possible file transfers within the sites of the Internet was published as an FC in 1973 and since then FC
was made available electronically to anyone those had applied the ftp protocol. The libraries started to automate and network their catalogs in the later part of 1960s quite independent from APA. The thinker Frederick G. Kigour of the Ohio College Library Center championed the networking of Ohio libraries during the decades of 60s and 70s. The TCP/IP architecture first proposed by Bob Kahn at BBN and again developed by Kahn and Vint Cerf at Stanford and others all through 70s. It was applied by the Defense Department in 1980 substituting the earlier Network Control Protocol --NCP and commonly adopted by 1983. The UNIC to UNIX copy Protocol or UUCP was discovered in 1978 at Bell Labs. Usenet was originated in 1979 on the basis…
Griffiths, Richard T. "Chapter Three: History of Electronic Mail." Leiden University.
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By maximizing these relationships, Cyberware can forge new and stronger customer relationships. In other words, Cyberware as an ISP can use the internet in other interesting ways in their attempt to maintain customer relations. Partnering with internet related organizations and/or other companies working to make the internet a powerful new business tool is one marketing approach that is sure to work for the company. "In September 1998, for instance, Dell announced its ConnectDirect (SM), a wide-ranging technology initiative to provide Dell customers with easy, fast and personalized access to the Internet. The initiative included agreements with at&T World Net Service, Excite, Inc., and SBC Communications, Inc. To provide services to Dell customers." (Steinbock)
VI. Is the area media strong?
The local area has a very modern telecommunications and media market system and infrastructure. There is a great deal of national investment incorporated into the systems so they will offer a…
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Khermouch, Gerry & Green, Jeff (2001, July 30). "Buzz Marketing: Suddenly This Stealth Strategy Is Hot -- but it's Still Fraught with Risk." Business Week Online. Retrieved May 17, 2005, at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_31/b3743001.htm
Internet Luring and Pedophiles
hile criminals have been escaping justice on the basis of technicalities for decades, when it comes to sexual predators of children using the Internet, some judges are blazing new trails into the terrain of protecting the criminals and punishing the victims, and diminishing the results of police work as well. In Maryland, recently, a judge "overturned the conviction of a man arrested after he traveled to meet with a state trooper who had posed online as a teen-age girl. The judge said the trooper did not meet the criteria of a victim." (Drake 2001)
To say that sting operation resulted in a big zero is putting it mildly. The predator was not only free to lure victims again; he could be pretty certain he'd get away with it because it was unlikely, at least in Maryland, that the 'victim' would be an undercover cop.
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Included among the demographic data to be collected are: age and sex of the student, the type of school (private or public), the nature of internet access most frequently used (home, public library, school, others), primary guardian and relationship to the guardian (parent, grandparent, sister, etc.).
A simple t-test will determine whether there is a significant difference in the frequency of posting scores between boys and girls or the 11-12 and 13-14 yr age groups. Frequency scores of Internet access location, relative availability of Internet access, and website types where personal information is posted will be compared using simple analysis of variance.
I can be varied depending on the youth population of the covered area
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Guests to the website got very aggravated for the reason that Egghead didn't present any of their products online nor could an existing consumer ask about whether a certain product was obtainable or not. Consumers became very aggravated; sales were very small because of their absence of merchandise offering (Wolverton, 2001).
3. What did you come across in assignment one that surprised you?
I thought it was surprising how differently that each website is set up and how that set up makes a difference in how a person perceives their shopping experience.
4. Anything else you would like to share with us from your assignment one?
Internet shopping has its advantages like not having to stand in line, but has its disadvantages too when it comes to not being able to truly interact with the product before buying it.
Maney, Kevin. (2003). The economy according to eBay. etrieved March…
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Only through a very expensive program subscription to at&T or Verizon can an iPad be configured to always be connected to the Internet (Vittore, 36).
The proposed new product will include a stylus-based interface in addition to one that can be typed on. The stylus-based interface electronics can be purchased at the same cost or even lower than touchscreens from certain manufacturers (olfe, 17). Giving customers the option of having a touchscreen vs. style-driven interface is critically important for those users who may not know how to type that well or find that writing cursively is more efficient for their needs. This option alone differentiates the proposed new products from every tablet PC available today.
The second differentiating aspect of the proposed tablet PC is its ability to be configured for always-on Internet access through the use of an EV-DO chipset embedded on its motherboard. The EV-DO chipset can be…
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Internet is arguably the greatest revolution in Human History. In considerably less than a century, information-gathering and communication have skyrocketed with no apparent end in sight. Google and ikipedia are merely two examples of Internet developments that were probably unimaginable even 20 years ago but are widely-used realities today.
Searching for information on Google IS and IS NOT like trying to find a needle in a haystack. as the library of the 19th century more efficient? Explain.
The answer to this question depends on several factors. At first blush, searching for information on Google is certainly like "trying to find a needle in a haystack" because "Some people have suggested that there are 155 million eb sites, 1 trillion eb pages, and 5 million terabytes of data out there" (Anonymous, Introduction to Computer Literacy | Chapter 6 | The search is on, 2012, p. 8). Since Google allows a person…
Anonymous. (2012). Introduction to Computer Literacy | Chapter 6 | The search is on. Retrieved March 17, 2012 from Content.ashford.edu Web site: https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUINF103.10.1/sections/6.0
Anonymous. (2012). Introduction to computer literacy | Chapter 7 | Web 2.0. Retrieved March 17, 2012 from Ashford. edu Web site: https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUINF103.10.1/sections/7.0
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Lynch, S.N., & Mulero, E. (2007, July 14). Dewery? At this library with a very different outlook, they don't. Retrieved March 17, 2012 from New York Times Web site: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/14/us/14dewey.html?_r=1
There are various expert views and statistics to support the positive influence of the Internet on education. A survey conducted by Pew Internet & American Life indicates that 86% of U.S. college students use the Internet. The study states that students perceive the Internet as essential to their academic lives. "While close on 80% of college students in the United States claim that the medium has had a positive impact on their college academic experience, about 73% use the Internet more than the library for research." (ibid) According to Draves, online learning is being increasingly recognized as a valid learning delivery system. "The number of part time students in higher education, to name just one educational system, now outnumbers full time students. The number of colleges offering online courses last year soared to over 1,000, and the number is growing. Online graduate programs and certificate programs have…
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Passive job seekers are those who are already typically employed but willing to see what is out there if it does not involve calling out of work or missing work to search and apply.
Passive employees are sometimes the best employees as they have already demonstrated their talents in their current position and the fact that they do not want to short change their present employer by missing work to apply tells prospective employers something about their work ethic.
In addition to the speed in which applicants can search for work through the Internet there is the benefit of geographic ability. If one wants to relocate or is searching for the perfect position and is not too concerned about where it is the Internet allows that candidate to search worldwide and match his or her qualifications to the position. They are no longer limited by their ability to travel…
Birchard, B. (2002), "Hire Great People Fast," Fast Company, 3, 132-141.
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Sociology and the Internet
The rise of the Internet has been one of the most significant events of the recent past. It has effected society in a massive range of ways, with few people being unaffected by the Internet. The following paper will consider how the Internet has impacted society from a social psychology perspective. With this focus, it will be shown that the Internet has impacted the way people interact with information, has given people greater control over their own lives, has increased the social support available to people, has impacted media and communication, and has created greater censorship issues.
The Internet has resulted in a major change in how people respond and interact with information. Hammerich and Harrison describe the online reader saying,
Online readers are in a big hurry. esearch shows that they hop, skip, and jump over text; avoid fluff such as promotional writing, logos, and…
Graham, A., & Davies, G. Broadcasting, Society and Policy in the Multimedia Age. Luton: University of Luton Press, 1997.
Hammerich, I., & Harrison, C. Developing Online Content: The Principles of Writing and Editing for the Web. New York: Wiley, 2002.
McQuail, D. Audience Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1997.
Meyrowitz, J. "The Separation of Social Space from Physical Place." The Media Studies Reader. Eds. Tim O'Sullivan & Yvonne Jewkes. London: Edward Arnold Ltd., 1997.
Online Learning Business
This research report answers a good few questions pertaining to computer online learning company which intends to survey the potential market and various other related aspects before taking the plunge in the cyber sea. The orks Cited appends four sources in MLA format.
Internet startup "Computer Learning online"
Corporate training is evolving into performance support. I don't see them as courses. I see it as a knowledge resource. You work with a manager, find your deficiencies, and go online for the tools to improve." ["Steve Teal, e-learning director at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., the $19.4 billion a year pharmaceutical company in New York."] (E-Learning News, reference 1)
This is because online computer learning classes offer not mere courses as Teal opinionates but they offer a rich array of helping study material and a complete guide that equips individuals with the much-needed awareness regarding the computerized learning of computer.…
E-learning news: Brainware. TV VOD E-learning News. Broadband Video-on-Demand (VOD) for Business e-learning. Retrieved February 05, 2003 from: http://brainware.tv/elearning_news.htm
University of central Lancashire: Guidelines on Intellectual Property (IP). Retrieved February 05, 2003 at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/e-learning/i/IPRamended.DOC
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Fisher & Frazer. Learning how to smile online. Retrieved February 06, 2003 at http://www.digitaldividenetwork.org/content/stories/index.cfm?key=205
Internet and K-12 Schools
The history and effects of internet
The History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools
The History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools
History of the Internet in K-12 Schools
Interactive Websites and Games as Computer-Aided Instruction
The History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools
Creating and sustaining a literate nation capable of democracy, self-government and continuous improvement of quality of life has been a dominant and critical aspect of public education throughout America's history (Ferguson & Huebner, 1996). The amount of information available to students has grown exponentially in recent years. The Internet is a broad and vast territory of information that many children are not equipped to navigate. Now more than ever students need the skills to wade through the waters of information. The current essay is aimed at exploring the history and…
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Internet and Democracy
In one sense, computers and the Internet are just a continuation of the communications revolution, starting with the printing press then continuing with the telegraph, telephone, motion pictures, radio and television. Could this be leading to a more fundamental change in history on the same level as the agricultural and industrial revolutions? This is a more problematic proposition. Of course, the idea of a post-industrial economy based on services and high technology dates back to the 1960s, although some visionaries had an inkling of it even in the 19th Century. Skills and education that were valuable in an industrial economy have become obsolete in the new system, although this has happened before in the history of capitalism. Society has changed relatively little from the era before the computer age, with only a few exceptions, such as the use of computers to speed up financial transactions and in…
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" (Tolone, Ahn, Pai, et al. 2005 P. 37).
Table 1 provides the summary of the evaluation of various criteria mentioned in the paper. The table uses comparative terminology such as High, Medium and Low and, descriptive terminology such as Active, Passive, and Simple, and the standard Yes (Y) and No (N). The research provides the solutions based in the problems identified with the access controls evaluated.
Table I: Evaluation of Access Control
Groups of users / Collaboration Support.
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S. stays one step ahead of the hackers. This is not easy, but the DoD could not have possibly thought it would be.
Proper defenses, enhanced offensive capabilities and strategies to reduce risk by taking some sensitive data offline will all work to deliver better results in e-spionage of the United States. The Internet has become globalized, and nothing can take that back. That there are threats as the result of globalization is nothing new -- it is simply another arena for age-old international political traditions. How we manage the threats and take advantage of the opportunities is the most important aspect to this problem -- and this means proper isolating and neutralizing of viral threats. By addressing the issue of e-spionage effectively, the Internet can still be viewed as a net benefit for the United States.
Callaham, J. (2012). New Internet Explorer vulnerability used to deliver "Poison…
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Grow, B., Epstein, K. & Tschang, C. (2008). The new e-espionage threat. Business Week. Retrieved November 30, 2012 from http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-04-09/the-new-e-spionage-threat
Richmond, S. (2012). German government warns users off Internet Explorer. The Telegraph. Retrieved November 30, 2012 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/9552462/German-government-warns-users-off-Internet-Explorer.html
Chaudhury, D. (2009). China's e-spionage. India Today. Retrieved November 30, 2012 from http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/China%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s+e-espionage/1/34510.html
etinal scans are particularly profound as it is unique to the individual. From a security standpoint, this access control method has the most potential as it is difficult to replicate a finger print, or retinal scan.
4) The forth factor is someone you know. In this access control concept, another person who knows the individual in question can provide a human element of authentication in situations where systems have been set up to allow for such scenarios. For example, a user may have their password, but have forgotten their smart card. In such a scenario, if the user is known to designated cohorts, the cohorts may provide their smart card and password, in combination with the extant factor of the user in question, and thus provide two factors for the user with the missing credential, giving three factors overall to allow access (hee, 2003)
In addition to the factors mentioned…
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2) Rhee, M.Y. (2003). Internet Security: Cryptographic Principles, Algorithms and Protocols. Chichester: Wiley, ISBN 0-470-85285-2.
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Kim, T., Adeli, H., Fang, W.C., Villalba, J.G., Arnett, K.P., & Khan, M.K. (2011). Security Technology:…
Boone, L.E., & Kurtz, D.L. (2011). Contemporary Marketing. Ohio: Cengage Learning.
Jin, D.Y. (2010). Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics. Hershey: Igi Global.
Kim, T., Adeli, H., Fang, W.C., Villalba, J.G., Arnett, K.P., & Khan, M.K. (2011). Security Technology: International Conference, SecTech 2011, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, December 8-10, 2011. Proceedings. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
hereas adult obesity rates have always been present, they have never been so high. hat is more worrisome is that youth is becoming increasingly obese. The American Heart & Stroke Association conducted a study, for instance, in which it found the following data to be true:
"Among children ages 2 -- 19, about 1 in 3 are overweight and obese (BMI-for-age at or above the 85th percentile of the 2000 CDC growth charts.):
- 32.1% of all boys, and - 31.3% of all girls, and Among children ages 2 -- 19, about 1 in 6 are obese (BMI-for-age at or above e 95th percentile of the CDC growth charts.):
- 17.8% of all boys, and - 15.9% of all girls."
ith the aid of the internet, staying home has become much easier and just as mind stimulating as actual human interaction. The most prevalent example of such instances is the…
Clarke, Richard a., and Robert K. Knake. Cyber War: The next Threat to National Security and What to Do about it. New York: Ecco, 2010. Print.
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The Great Worm -- an power point presentation script
an all black slide with the giant movie logo "REVENGE OF THE NERDS" (available from http://www.supermanfred.it/nerds.htm -- the image will need to be slightly edited to remove "the website" from it) in the center. Play a section of "She linded me with Science!"
Script: [said ominously] "It was the eighties. Anything could have happened. The internet was still a text-based baby and there wasn't even public dial-up access yet. Nonetheless, over 60,000 systems in universities, corporations and government offices were connected in a living system... one that was about to get seriously ill.
The image is an old college picture of Robert T. Morris (available from http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/hackers/robert-morris / ). A list on the side of the image reads:
*Robert T. Morris, JR.
*Cornell Computer Science Graduate Student
*Future founder of Viaweb & MIT professor
Script: "Robert T. Morris…
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INTENET'S IMPACT ON HEALTH CAE INFOMATION
The Internet's Impact on Health Care Information
The Internet's Impact on Health Care Information
This paper explores some of the best and well-known cites and sites around the world for information and health care. Early in the 21st century, the World Health Organization made its first attempt to rank the quality of health care in approximately 200 countries. (NYT, 2007) The WHO ranked the countries' health care based on factors such as fairness, quality, access, insurance coverage, patient satisfaction, and use of information technology among other factors. (NYT, 2007) According to this research, some of countries in the world that provide the best health care overall are France, Italy, Malta, Japan, and Monaco, among others. (NYT, 2007) As much as the United States of America boasts at being the best in the world at nearly everything, United States health care was not in…
Global Health Council. (2012). Health Linkages. Web, Available from: http://www.globalhealth.org/Health_Linkages.html . 2012 August 26.
Mayo Foundation for Medical Research and Education. (2012). Mayo Clinic. Web, Available from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/ . 2012 August 26.
National Institutes of Health. (2012). Health Information. Web, Available from: http://health.nih.gov/ . 2012 August 26.
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Some programs are even able to track keystrokes and take snapshots of computer screens, allowing criminals even more information, such as credit card numbers and usernames (Bahl, 219).
While the obtaining of information through fraud is a problem related to Internet activity, there are other concerns with privacy that are still considered legal. For example, a company can obtain your personal information from transactions, and legally sell that information to the highest bidder (Sinrod, 17). While information traded between companies can increase competition, when the information is purchased by unscrupulous buyers, such transactions can threaten the security, privacy, and identity of consumers.
In addition, while restrictions exist on the government's collection of private and personal information from the Internet, loopholes exist that allow the government to obtain information without the knowledge of consumers. An example is the FBI's "Carnivore" system, developed to conduct surveillance of electronic communications by intercepting and…
Bahl, Shalini. "Consumers' Protection of Online Privacy and Identity." Journal of Consumer Affairs 38.2 (2004): 217-235.
Bielski, Lauren. "Security Breaches Hitting Home: Phishing, Information Leaks Keep Security Concerns at Red Alert." ABA Banking Journal 97.6 (2005): 7-18.
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Dunham, Griffin S. "Carnivore, the FBI's E-Mail Surveillance System: Devouring Criminals." Federal Communications Law Journal 54 (2002): 543-566.
Aer Lingus, 2012a ()
No security breach has even been recorded on the Aer Lingus website so the website can be thought to be tightly secure and that all the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the personal information of their customers is kept safe.
Methods for ensuring greater security for customers
One of the ways which the company can ensure that they continue maintaining this record of security and providing greater security for customers is to make sure the company has a security work team. This will be a team that is involved in checking the security of the company's website and other online products as their daily activity.
The second method is to ensure they keep up-to-date with changes in the technological world. Technology changes pretty fast therefore the company needs to keep up with these changes especially in the online security field. This will ensure…
Aer Lingus. (2010). Annual Report 2010: Aer Lingus.
Aer Lingus. (2011). Company Profile Retrieved February 23rd, 2012, from http://www.aerlingus.com/aboutus/aerlingusmedia/companyprofile/
Aer Lingus. (2012b). Contact Us Retrieved February 23rd, 2012, from http://www.aerlingus.com/help/contactus/
They suggest that the laws necessary to protect informational privacy from unauthorized collection and use simply must catch up to the realities presented by modern digital technology exactly the way the laws now prohibiting unwarranted wiretapping of telephones once lagged behind the obvious implications of failing to incorporate the needs posed by modern technology into appropriate legislation (Levin, 2012).
Competing Interests and Positions
On balance, there are legitimate justifications for imposing limits on the unrestricted collection and commercial use of information generated by ordinary individuals engaging in communications patterns that are now fast becoming as ubiquitous as the telephone. It is reasonable to suggest that when people use their cell phones or communicate via their Internet service provider (ISP) account, they have a reasonable expectation of privacy in digital data pertaining to that use, such as the identity of every call or email recipient. On the other hand, businesses such…
DeCew, J. "Privacy," the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2008 Edition),
Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Accessed online: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/privacy/
Larsen, R. (2007). Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About
Security to Protect You, Your Family, and America. New York: Grand Central
The face of literacy is changing. In 1955, being literate meant being able to read and write well enough to do such things as read a newspaper and write letters. In the year 2005, however, many more demands are made on reading and writing skills. In addition to being able to read such things as magazines and books and being able to write letters or other short written communication, the majority of people now communicate extensively using computers in the form of email, news groups, instant messaging, mailing list, weblogs, and web pages. These methods, all of which rely heavily on writing, have put more emphasis on written communication than ever before.
The Smart Library on Literacy and Technology notes that literacy instruction has already begun to reflect emphasis on the computer in both reading and writing. In fact, computer technology has changed not only how we write…
Author not given. 2005. "Join Newsgroups: All About Newsgroups." Accessed via the Internet 10/8/05.
Heller, Steven. 2004. "Blog me, blog me not: design blogs offer stimulating idea forums, along with rambling, self-indulgent rants." Print, May 12.
Huang, Josie. 2004. "Instant message, instant relief; E-mails ease families' fears about Maine Guardsmen attacked in Iraq." Portland Press Herald (Maine), April 21.
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Advertising forms a critical part for the operation of any business. The business owners rely on advertising in order to get in touch with their customers. This brings the need for an efficient way of reaching the potential customers with information about the products. Consequently, many of the business owners have turned to the internet as media for advertising with the main aim of reaching their potential customers faster than before. The adoption of online advertising (internet use) has triggered a hot debate on whether the internet has changed the image of advertising in the market. Some people argue that the internet has benefited advertising while others have their own views about the internet limiting advertisement. Some of the services offered by the internet include e-mail advertising, display advertising, affiliate advertising, behavioral marketing and semantic advertising. This article supports the view that the internet has benefited users in…
Gwyn, David. The Key Benefits Of Online Advertising. 2002. Retrieved from: http://david-
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Promotion. Mason, Ohio: South-Western/Cengage Learning, 2009. Print.
Access controls are widely used today. Can you discuss some controls that have had a great degree of success? hich ones if any are not very useful and why?
Although access controls on television, such as the V-chip, have met with mixed responses, on the Internet, richer labeling selection systems such as PICS, or Platform for Internet Content Selection, have "been able to establish Internet conventions for label formats and distribution methods, while dictating neither a labeling vocabulary nor who should pay attention to which labels. It is analogous to specifying where on a package a label should appear, and in what font it should be printed, without specifying what it should say."(Resnick, 1996) In other words, controls such as AOL Parent controls enable screening and monitoring, without censoring the viewing of other users of the orld ide eb, or even those with different usernames on the same computer system.…
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The market was not ready for wireless even five years ago, but that has definitely changed. When Levi's launched its latest 501s marketing campaign earlier this year, a wireless site was a central part of its digital strategy. Now there are nearly 30,000 public wireless "hot spots" in the United States. Advertisers believe that now that wireless has finally become a medium with which consumers are comfortable, the next stage is its exploitation by brands. Many feel that the wireless sites will increasingly become a part of marketing campaigns.
The semi-technical arena is seeing the rise of numerous new search engines, especially since ones such as Google have become so successful. Increasing numbers of Web surfers are going to alternative search engines that specialize in finding certain kinds of information or offering additional capabilities to well-known search sites (Kharif). AOL launched a test version of its new travel search site,…
Clendenning, a. (March 11, 2005). Are specialty search engines a future trend?
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The greatest challenge to the legal foundations of the Internet is the continual assault on individual privacy, brought about by continually loosening standards as to how personal data is used, stored and tracked online. Foremost among these threats is the relentless use of personal data from websites, social networks and other online forums where people are coaxed into giving up as much data as possible to support advertising strategy-based business models (Christiansen, 2011). This is the greatest possible threat to individual liberties as it strikes at the core of a person's dignity online and their ability to trust websites they actively engage with and rely on for their work or social lives (Dhillon, Moores, 2001). Facebook is among the most egregious of violators, with a history of being hypocritical in their approach to personal information privacy while building a business model worth many billions of dollars (Chai, Bagchi-Sen,…
Chai, S., Bagchi-Sen, S., Morrell, C., Rao, H.R., & Upadhyaya, S.J. (2009). Internet and online information privacy: An exploratory study of preteens and early teens. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 52(2), 167.
Christiansen, L. (2011). Personal privacy and internet marketing: An impossible conflict or a marriage made in heaven? Business Horizons, 54(6), 509.
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Internet Marketing Strategy of Argos
The purpose of this essay is to examine the Internet marketing strategy of Argos. Argos is a home retail group and market leader in retail sales of home and general merchandise. Argos reports that it is a "unique multi-channel retailer recognized for choice, value, and convenience." (Argos Website, 2011)
Argos and the Online Market: Size and Growth
Argos customer base is approximately 130 million and reports state that 26% of Argos sales are via the internet channel with approximately 4 million customers placing orders by phone or online. The Argos website is touted as the website visited the most among high street retail websites in the United Kingdom in 2008. (Argos, Website, paraphrased) Argos is environmental conscious and caters to customers with disabilities. Argos was named the 'Online Toy Retailer of the Year 2009' by the ritish Toys & Hobbies Association (THA). (Argos Website, 2011)…
Argos Boost Sales with Award-Winning User Generated Content (2011) eCircle. Retrieved from: http://www.ecircle.com/uploads/tx_csrportfolio/ecircle-case-Argos-en.pdf
Argos Online and Mobile Sales Hit Nearly Half of Total Revenue (2011) CIO. 21 Apr 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.cio.co.uk/news/3275741/argos-online-and-mobile-sales-hit-nearly-half-of-total-revenue/
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Charlton, Graham (2010) Multichannel Accounts for 43% of Argos Sales. Econsultancy Digital Marketers United. 4 May 2010. Retrieved from: http://econsultancy.com/us/blog/5850-multichannel-accounts-for-43-of-argos-sales
In this memo, the author will provide a project proposal that will demonstrate the need to convert the company over to Microsoft Access from the current configuration with Microsoft Excel in the company's databases. In this short presentation, we will focus on the advantages of Microsoft Access, in particular the ability of the application to be customized to a specific project or situation with a minimum of programming ability. It is fully compatible with almost all of the MS peripherals such as Word, Outlook, etc. It also has a number of sales applications, as we shall see.
Analysis-Advantages of Access over Excel
If a person works on a large number of sets of data which have to be sorted, filtered, grouped, and created and put into subgroups upon which to calculate or to extract such values as averages, medians and/or maximums. The clerical process of the creation of groups…
Advantages of microsoft access. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/about_4760017_advantages-microsoft-access.html.
(Horticulture and the advantages of using the Internet Technology)
What are the disadvantages of conducting business, large or small, on the Internet? They may be many. However, the most important disadvantages are: it can actually create a feeling of isolation; the businessman may feel that he has become isolated. This means that he may get the feeling that the World Wide Web is faceless and emotionless, and thus the business too is isolated and inhuman, devoid of contact with the real world and other human beings. After all, humans are social creatures, and such isolation would most often lead to the development of a feeling of depression. Another disadvantage is that since the World Wide Web is such a large area to work in; it encompasses in some cases the entire globe, and there is such a large amount of information generated on the web, it becomes very difficult to…
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As is the case with so many other benign behaviors (and even behaviors that are generally useful and beneficial), the Internet became a source of compulsion and addictive behaviors for many of those who are already naturally inclined toward compulsivity and addiction (Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008). Those who use the Internet appropriately generally establish routines for checking e-mail and may also regularly use the Internet for social networking and interpersonal communications. However, they do not characteristically spend ever-increasing amounts of time online; they do not neglect other aspects of their lives to pursue online activities, and they can function without becoming dependent on their Internet habits.
Conversely, some Internet users exhibit these typical signs of compulsion and addiction that are generally associated with compulsion and addiction (Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008). They may spend so much time checking email, updating social networking pages, pursuing online interpersonal communications, and playing computer games…
Gerrig R. And Zimbardo P. (2008). Psychology and Life. Upper Saddle River, NJ:
These certificates are issued by the certification authorities (CAs) and they contain the name, expiration dates as well as serial numbers of the certificates.
Operating system hardening is the process of addressing the various security issues and vulnerabilities in a given operating system via the implementation of the latest Operating system patches, updates, hotfixes as well procedures and policies that are necessary for reducing the number of attacks as well as system downtime.
Application hardening is the process of addressing the various security issues and vulnerabilities in a given operating system via the implementation of the latest application patches, updates, hotfixes as well procedures and policies that are necessary for reducing the number of attacks as well as system downtime.
Transmission / emote access protection protocols
The transmission protocols that are necessary for the information assurance include the used of https as well as FTP. Https…
This is because it is quite difficult to gain a customer but extremely easy to lose one, and when the marketer has made a customer, then he must ensure that he maintains a minimum of contact with him so that he may be able to pitch his sales again to an individual who is already a customer better than he would be able to a new customer. The third tip is that the marketer must avoid making exaggerated claims about his product or service even if it may actually be true. This is because the customer is always wary of false claims and would automatically tend to avoid such websites. Another tip is that if a discount and a bonus were to be combined within one particular offer, then it would be so very irresistible that the customer would have no option than to purchase it. A series of special…
Buck, Michael. "How to Use Credibility and Believability to Pierce Your Prospects, Skepticism and Run Circles around Your Competition" Retrieved at http://www.theallineed.com/ad-marketing-3/marketing-014.htm . Accessed on 10 February, 2005
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Internet Ethics and the consumer's private existence in an unstable regulatory environment -- untapped economic waters in a wild, wild west of identity theft and chronic consumption
hen it comes to Internet ethics, even in the absence of legal requirements, businesses must themselves self-regulate when it comes to consumer privacy. If they do not, it is likely that the government will step in to do so, as the government has done in the European Union. This will only hurt businesses economically, and do damage to the equal ethical obligation corporations owe to shareholders. Furthermore, good business sense is about trust between the consumer and the business, and this is not honored when businesses unfairly spy upon casual surfers of their websites, or use consumer data for their own profit as well as research and marketing purposes.
Americans, according to a recent poll cited by J. Hodges in the journal of…
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The consequence of which is the increased decline in the cycle time for the inventory replenishment cycle. In such manner the Internet turns to become the real time solution for perpetual demand and replenishment. While the customer orders for a new product through the Internet, another set of raw materials will be replenished throughout the supply chain. The lead time moves from the serial product flow to instantaneous information flow. SCM traditionally has been involved with the cycle time reduction in terms of lead time compression that would entail the results. (Internet-enabled supply chain management)
The Internet can entail for the replacement of lead-time and waste for information and with more effective timely information, it is possible to reduce and avoid such costs. To make the SCM more effective it is possible to provide for internal sharing of information through Intranet that supports internal process within the organization. The sales…
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The use of the Internet and social networks will continue to accelerate in their use of learning platforms as a result. The design principles of Web 2.0 technologies as shown in Appendix a will also continue to have a significant impact on how social networks used in society in general and in education specifically (Kraemer, 2009). The long-term effect will be the accelerating adoption of Internet technologies to support higher education at the graduate and post-graduate levels.
3.0 Web Traffic Plan for MarketNet
In devising a Web traffic plan to boost the awareness, interest, desire and action (AIDA) for the MarketNet Facebook networking group, the precise definition of objectives is critical. These objectives must be global in scope to maximize the reach of MarketNet for students in other colleges and universities as well. The objectives must also be measurable and quantifiable to determine the extent they are attained. They also…
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Most consumers will grant this, and those who genuinely object will retain control over access to their privacy.
11) the basic principles of the Starz Crash campaign can be applied to other advertisers. The campaign succeeded largely because it allowed Starz to gather much more information about its customers than other campaigns. This information was then converted into a stronger understanding of the target market, which allowed the company to improve its focus, and to online social capital with bloggers, who were provided with preferential access. This fueled even greater interest amount the early adopters and their followers.
These techniques can be applied to any new product launch, but especially those that are subject to a high social media presence. Search engine marketing can help to identify the early adopters, which can allow the firm to utilize a targeted social media strategy. The basic techniques are fundamental to any new…
The fourth is invading privacy an example for this is having an access to your credit card number while you are having transaction using the Internet this is done usually by many hacker in the Internet.
The fifth is that technology increase delinquency in children attitude this is the cause of most violent computer games nowadays in our country. Even though computer games give fun and entertainment for children it also give some bad benefits especially to their attitude because most of them become aggressive if they are playing such type of computer games.
The sixth is manipulation of the truth; one example for this is the issues and information that we have in the web. This is usually happen to the person that is very famous to the country.
Lastly, pornography which is usually happen to the web that even children can have an access to that without even…
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Internet Way: a Unifying Theory and Methodology for Corporate Systems Development
The face of business has changed drastically since the advent of the Internet. Traditional brick and mortar businesses are finding themselves with new marketing avenues. The Internet has led to the invention of a new comer to the business world as well, the e-business. These businesses exist only on the Internet. They do not have a traditional brick and mortar structure. In these businesses, customers place orders by phone or online, Pay for it via credit card, bankcard, or e-check. The item is shipped right to the customer's door.
This new type of retail store offers many advantages over the traditional brick and mortar storefront. Often e-stores can offer items at a fraction of the cost of traditional stores. They do not have the expenses involved in maintaining a storefront. The customer must pay for shipping; however, in many…
Internet & Electronic Marketing
Website & Business Model
Target Market & Consumer Behavior
Building & Maintaining Customer elationships
F. ecommendations for Website Improvement
Pace University is a comprehensive non-profit university that offers its educational services to online students and to the more traditional brick-and-mortar student. As the university competes with global universities, the web presence must convey the value and quality of the education as well as enable the student to make an effective impact on the professional or academic world. The career services center at the university is one of the best at providing Co-op job services to its undergraduate population, the ability to find these positions is available online through the university's joint venture with the Experience Network.
Pace has delivered value to its customers by providing the opportunity to leverage either the online or brick-and-mortar education into an internship at a major company…
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Customers prefer Internet marketing because Internet provides the ability to easily custom tailor specifications, such as in the case of buying a computer online from Dell. In addition, Internet search engine offers consumers to find the best bargain price of a product and service. In some cases, electronic brokers facilitate shopping by presenting the offerings in order of some important characteristic, as in the case of travel services arrayed in order of price, or departure time, or airline carrier. Then there are some customers who prefer convenience. To these customers, the Internet provides the best opportunity to order the product from the home (Messmer, 1999).
Price is one of the most important elements for customers buying the simple products from the Internet. The Internet provides the most obvious basis for comparison. Consumers shopping on the Internet can easily access prices from a great many possible suppliers. In addition,…
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Searching for information on Google is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Is that true? Was the library of the 19th century more efficient? Explain.
Google makes searching easy by typing in search terms in the browser. When search terms are searched in the browser, it brings up a list of items from the search terms. This makes the searching in Google much easier to find what the user is looking for. The 19th century brought about revolution in the respect that the libraries introduced directories that were placed on the tables in the libraries to look for and find information more efficiently. Google has used the internet to search for information through data bases that come from all over the world. The libraries of the 19th century only had them on a table, which means that people still had to go to the library. Google…
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Ethics is an essential part of the individual condition. As an important person who starts up a large business as well as deals on a daily basis with other corporation at all arena of expansion so basically business ethics is lively and glowing plus hotly chat about in boardrooms all over the world. Furthermore for the majority of administration and boards know their accountability goes well beyond periodical results. These corporations consist of one component of a much larger arena that has lost its cooperative acceptance for unprincipled actions. Moreover, if an individual is in scripting copy and keeping a client's electronic business or electronic commerce website think about the consumer confidentiality and legal issues which includes publishing and copywriting for a customer is an evidence of how they are out looked to the rest of the earth. pessimistic or offensive piece of writing published as regards a variety of…
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Internet Advertising as a Career Choice
Using the Internet, entrepreneurs can run sophisticated businesses from anywhere. That is why places like oulder, Colorado, now have some of the densest concentrations of technology-related businesses in the country, most of them small independent firms. The desire for and availability of more lifestyle choices will continue to drive economic decentralization. Splintering consumer tastes are also moving the industry away from its centralized past. Cable, satellite broadcasting, and the Internet all feed Americans' appetites for customization. This trend has helped create three new broadcast networks and more specialized media, while the market share of mass network programming has declined sharply. Larger media companies now depend on small-scale producers to meet the new consumer demands. (1)
More successful Internet businesses have been spawned by Caltech graduate ill Gross than by any other person on the planet. Through idealab!, his Southern California-based incubator, he has launched…
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The eb has grown increasingly fast and sophisticated, as podcasts, streaming video, and other movie-like aspects of entertainment have become part of the eb experience. Features such as YourTube allow persons to see videos, homemade by uses, over the web. As digital cameras and video cameras become more common, the language of the eb and the media exposed upon eb blogs are sure to expand in the future, and to incorporate more visual elements.
As technology changes and expands into every day life, the language used to describe Internet technology is likely to become more blurred and less specific.
One example, previously discussed, is the fact that the Internet and orld ide eb are often incorrectly used as synonyms. Another example is how the verb "blog" has been modified to become a verb, so to "blog" is to write a blog, as well as the document of a blog itself.…
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University bulletin boards -- particularly those in the business building -- and offices would be my first target. Then I would meet with the on campus television professionals. Every school has closed circuit televisions that run looped information from slides. Who among us hasn't sat in front of one of these sets mindlessly watching the words and pictures go by? Someone would need to take responsibility for maintaining the free advertising on campus. Once a week or once a month a student should do a physical walk through to ensure that signs displaying the web address for the site look fresh and new and that the television advertising is up-to-date. This job would need to be passed on as students graduate out of the program and move into the real world of employment.
Strategy three -- participate in university events
Certainly the incorporation of these first two strategies -- using…
Web conferencing, though it is a very effective tool has its own drawback. The lack of human element and the absence of nonverbal feedback, particularly when dealing with clients constitute the negative side of electronic communication.
The field of medicine is one that uses web conferencing to great success. Telemedicine success stories are a good indication of the useful application of web conferencing. Web Conferencing, for example allows physician assistants and nurses to consult physicians and experts pertaining to patients symptoms and start appropriate treatment method for patients in hospitals and health care units running in remote locations. Similarly educational institutions embrace the technology offering e-learning modules for students from geographically diverse areas.
With careful planning and implementation of access privileges for different group of end-users internal security concerns can be allayed. Sensitive information can thus be protected by authorization. VOIP security concerns are a deterring factor as time and…
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