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Bouras, C.; Ganos, P.; Karaliotas, A. – Internet Research, 2003
The current version of the IP protocol, IPv4, is the most widely used protocol in computer networks. This article describes mechanisms that can be used to facilitate the transition to the new version of the IP protocol, IPv6, and examines usability, usefulness and manageability. Describes how some of these mechanisms were applied to the Greek…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Design Requirements, Information Networks
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Zahir, Sajjad; Dobing, Brian; Hunter, M. Gordon – Internet Research, 2002
Discussion of cultural influences on new technologies focuses on an analysis of full-service national Web portals from different countries that investigated whether the adoption of new technologies resulted in cultural convergence or divergence. Results showed differences in appearance and features offered that can be attributed to cultural…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Broderick, Martha A.; Gibson, Virginia R.; Tarasewich, Peter – Internet Research, 2001
In the United States, electronic signatures recently became as legally binding as printed signatures. Reviews the status of electronic signatures in the United States, and compares it to work done by the United Nations. Summarizes the technology that can be used to implement electronic signatures. Discusses problems and open issues surrounding the…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Federal Legislation, Information Technology, Laws
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Chao, Han-Chieh – Internet Research, 2001
Notes that cellular is the inevitable future architecture for the personal communication service system. Discusses the current cellular support based on Mobile Internet Protocol version 6 (Ipv6) and points out the shortfalls of using Mobile IP. Highlights protocols especially for mobile management schemes which can optimize a high-speed mobile…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Futures (of Society), Information Systems, Information Technology
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Tovstiga, George; Fantner, Ernest J. – Internet Research, 2000
Examines implications of the networked economy for e-commerce business start-ups. Revisits the notion of "value" and "value creation" in a network context. Examines "value" relative to technological innovation. Looks at implications of the network environment for the organization and transformation of the enterprise's…
Descriptors: Business, Development, Economics, Information Technology
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Daniels, Bruce E. – Internet Research, 1996
To position libraries and librarians as leaders within communities and states, the Internet should be a priority item on their agendas. This article argues that state libraries must provide leadership, promote collaboration between government agencies and libraries, and provide empowerment for local libraries or risk ending up "road kill" on the…
Descriptors: Community Role, Cooperation, Empowerment, Internet
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Wills, Gordon – Internet Research, 1996
Electronic publishing is the grandest revolution in the capture and dissemination of academic and professional knowledge since Caxton developed the printing press. This article examines electronic publishing, describes different electronic publishing scenarios (authors' cooperative, consolidator/retailer/agent oligopsony, publisher oligopoly), and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Electronic Publishing, Program Implementation, Publishing Industry
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Berthon, Pierre; Katsikeas, Constantine – Internet Research, 1998
Explores the phenomenon of the World Wide Web, using themes which characterize postmodernism. Discusses the elements of "modern" and "postmodern"; fragmentation and de-differentiation; hyperreality; the nature of time and space; paradoxical values; and anti-foundationalism. Concludes that a postmodern perspective will illuminate thinking in the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Development, Information Processing, Information Technology
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Foo, Schubert; Hui, Siu Cheung – Internet Research, 1998
Proposes a framework utilizing feature and functionality appraisal and quantitative and qualitative techniques to allow systematic evaluation of different Internet telephony systems. Techniques include voice process evaluation through signal reproduction, Diagnostic Rhyme Test, Diagnostic Acceptability Measure, Degradation Category Rating, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Internet
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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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Willson, Jonathan – Internet Research, 1996
"Cyberpunk librarian," a metaphor for librarians operating in cyberspace, is defined. This article describes the properties and culture of the electronic frontier, discusses the social impact of cyberspace, examines the role of libraries and librarians in the future. Argues that librarians can help shape a vision of cyberspace that…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Information Management
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Internet Research, 1996
Electronic ground was broken in 1995 with the development of the completely Internet-based bank Security First Network Bank. This article discusses the need for developing online services, outlines the reasons for the formation of an Internet-based bank and argues that to remain competitive financial services providers must provide easier customer…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Banking, Competition, Financial Services
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Flesch, Colette – Internet Research, 1997
New communication and information technology is transforming the structure and law governing information markets and the economic, social, cultural, and political patterns of societies. This article discusses the effects of information technology (telecommuting, job growth in rural areas, distance education) and the role of the European Commission…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
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Herbig, Paul; Hale, Brian – Internet Research, 1997
Previously thought to be above commercial activity, the Internet is proving to be an outstanding marketing tool. This article examines linkage via World Wide Web, electronic mail, and news groups; argues that a home page is vital for the success of any business today; and tries to assess the impact of the Internet on the discipline of marketing.…
Descriptors: Business, Electronic Mail, Marketing, Technological Advancement
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Birch, David – Internet Research, 1997
Technologies of payment rather than technologies of connection are the real trigger for the expansion of electronic commerce on the Internet. This article discusses "smart cards," highlighting Mondex, the electronic purse developed in the United Kingdom. Predicts that cash will be replaced by "e-cash," which is cheaper to make,…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Financial Services, Foreign Countries
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