ERIC Number: ED377820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
A Kansas Integrated Commercialization Information Network (KICIN).
Ambler, C.; And Others
A consortium of Kansas economic development service providers is building a web of virtual satellite offices that will demonstrate the delivery of economic development services in all areas of Kansas. These "offices" will use the Internet and a novel information delivery system to reach small and medium-sized businesses and individuals who need access to economic development information or other resources in Kansas. The system, the Kansas Integrated Commercialization Information Network (KICIN), uses the existing Information Network of Kansas as a delivery tool. Principal components of KICIN are the creation of the information sources for technology based on economic development, and the delivery of the information to the end user. Participants in KICIN, including universities, state agencies, and the existing network, and the roles they play are described. Three scenarios illustrate the use of KICIN by a farm implement dealer, a relocating corporation, and a small import business. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Business Communication, Cooperation, Economic Development, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Technology, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, State Agencies, Technological Advancement, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for Excellence in Computer Aided Systems Engineering.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas