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Piccinelli, Giacomo; Marcello, Floriana; Zugliani, Gabriele – Internet Research, 1998
Presents a framework for the definition and enactment of federated processes involving different organizations and/or different parts of the same organization, focusing on the co-ordination and information-exchange aspects. Provides an overview of popular distributed object architectures and their impact on process-centered environments, and…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Information Dissemination, Information Transfer, Internet
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Christensen, Edward W.; Bailey, James R. – Internet Research, 1998
Describes a study that compared performance differences (perceived, actual, and temporal) for a strategic business information acquisition experimental task when subjects used a library versus using the Internet. It was found that task performance decreased and time to completion increased when using the Internet. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Information Sources, Internet
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Kingsley, Paul; Anderson, Terry – Internet Research, 1998
Describes a study conducted at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) that examined reasons for defecting from Internet access. Topics include availability through institutional access; subject differences; e-mail and critical mass; information rich versus information poor; and suggestions for further research. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Jones, Joseph M.; Vijayasarathy, Leo R. – Internet Research, 1998
Presents findings from an exploratory, empirical investigation of perceptions of Internet catalog shopping compared to more traditional print catalog shopping. Two factors that might influence perceptions, personality, and important other people are examined, and directions for further research are suggested. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Advertising, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Education, Correlation
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Mols, Niels Peter – Internet Research, 1998
Discusses two strategic distribution channel decisions facing banks, one regarding whether to target the Internet banking segment of customers versus the branch banking segment, and the other regarding the geographical area banks aim to serve. Future distribution channels, the change process, and local, national, and international strategies are…
Descriptors: Banking, Futures (of Society), Geographic Location, International Trade
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Maule, R. William – Internet Research, 1998
Develops frameworks to help Internet media designers address end-user information presentation preferences by advancing structures for assessing metadata design variables which are then linked to user cognitive styles. An underlying theme is that artificial intelligence (AI) methodologies may be used to help automate the Internet media design…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Mapping, Cognitive Style, Design Requirements
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Shon, Tae-Hwan; Swatman, Paula M. C. – Internet Research, 1998
Examines Internet payment systems (IPS): third-party, card, secure Web server, electronic token, financial electronic data interchange (EDI), and micropayment based. Reports the results of a Delphi survey of experts identifying and classifying IPS effectiveness criteria and classifying types of IPS providers. Includes the survey invitation letter…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer System Design, Delphi Technique, Evaluation Criteria
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Bell, Hudson; Tang, Nelson K. H. – Internet Research, 1998
A user survey of 60 company Web sites (electronic commerce, entertainment and leisure, financial and banking services, information services, retailing and travel, and tourism) determined that 30% had facilities for conducting online transactions and only 7% charged for site access. Overall, Web sites were rated high in ease of access, content, and…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Financial Services
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Haynes, Paula J.; Becherer, Richard C.; Helms, Marilyn M. – Internet Research, 1998
A study of Internet usage by large, small, and midsized businesses suggests that midsized businesses may be at a competitive disadvantage. Found that small businesses were more likely than midsized or large firms to have home pages and to reveal computer/technology programs as potential Internet services needed to improve current operations. (PEN)
Descriptors: Business, Competition, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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Garrett, Dave – Internet Research, 1998
Discusses and illustrates corporate Internet use in a geographically spread consulting firm (James Martin & Co.), focusing on idea sharing, vision, client information, and results. Argues that an intranet is an effective way of making intangible vision and mission pledges more tangible. (PEN)
Descriptors: Administration, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Consultants
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Kostopoulos, George K. – Internet Research, 1998
Examines academic, technical (network access, server capabilities, browser compatibility), administrative, instructional (technical support, student evaluation), and behavioral considerations of Internet-delivered education; discusses challenges to implementation (technology mastering, faculty training, course restructuring); and presents a course…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Objectives, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Teo, Thompson S. H. – Internet Research, 1998
Examines the differential effects of occupation on Internet usage in Singapore. Participants were 1,299 people from three main occupational groups: students, non-information technology (IT) personnel, and IT personnel who responded to a Web-based questionnaire. Differential effects of occupation in terms of Internet usage patterns, tasks…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Information Scientists, Internet
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Lu, Ming-te; Yeung, Wing-lok – Internet Research, 1998
Proposes a framework for commercial Web application development based on prior research in hypermedia and human-computer interfaces. First, its social acceptability is investigated. Next, economic, technical, operational, and organizational viability are examined. For Web-page design, the functionality and usability of Web pages are considered.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Design Requirements
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Doddrell, Gregory R. – Internet Research, 1996
As business relies less on "fortress" style central computers and more on distributed systems, the risk of disruption increases because of inadequate physical security, support services, and site monitoring. This article discusses information security and why protection is required on the Internet, presents a best practice firewall, and…
Descriptors: Business, Computer Security, Information Systems, Internet
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Internet Research, 1996
Companies that have taken leading roles in the operation and expansion of the world information infrastructure have been profoundly affected by it. This article assesses the growth and impact of the Internet and outlines some of its advantages and disadvantages for business. Discusses e-mail, corporate documentation, video conferencing, virtual…
Descriptors: Business, Communications, Documentation, Electronic Mail
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