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Horn, G.; Kroselberg, D.; Muller, K. – Internet Research, 2003
Presents an overview of the security architecture of the IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS) of the third generation mobile system, known in Europe as UMTS. Discusses IMS security requirements; IMS security architecture; authentication between IMS user and home network; integrity and confidentiality for IMS signalling; and future aspects of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer System Design
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Rettie, Ruth – Internet Research, 2001
Uses focus groups to facilitate identification and discussion of respondents' Internet experience. Explores respondents' awareness and experience of flow-identified in research as a key characteristic of Internet consumer behavior. Finds half the respondents recognized Internet flow experience and Internet flow seems to prolong Internet and Web…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Internet
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Teo, Thompson, S. H. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines demographic variables (gender, age, educational level) and motivation variables (perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, perceived usefulness) associated with Internet usage activities (defined in terms of messaging, browsing, downloading, and purchasing). The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Downloading, Electronic Mail, Internet
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Karuppan, Corinne M. – Internet Research, 2001
Presents a profile of users of a course Web site and examines reasons why non-users decide not to access supplemental Web-based materials. Results indicate male students access the Web site more often than females. Higher GPA was also related to heavier use. The most important result seems to be the relationship between learning style and use,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources
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Roy, Marie Christine; Dewitt, Olivier; Aubert, Benoit A. – Internet Research, 2001
Describes a study where 66 subjects were asked to perform some predefined book purchasing task in a series of Web sites with varying interface quality. A strong relationship between interface quality and trust was found and some components of user interface quality were more important than others. Discusses implications for Web site design.…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Purchasing, Retailing
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Schwartz, David G. – Internet Research, 1998
Examines the use of shared semantics information to link concepts in an organizational memory to e-mail communications. Presents a framework for determining shared semantics based on organizational and personal user profiles. Illustrates how shared semantics are used by the HyperMail system to help link organizational memories (OM) content to…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Information Dissemination, Information Transfer
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Perry, Timothy T.; Perry, Leslie Anne; Hosack-Curlin, Karen – Internet Research, 1998
Surveys were administered to 548 students from three regional universities in the southeastern United States, examining: how many students regularly use the Internet, hours per week regular users spend on the Internet, types of computers used, use of e-mail, use of the Internet to obtain university information, number of students who had home…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Higher Education
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Spink, Amanda; Bateman, Judy; Jansen, Bernard J. – Internet Research, 1999
Reports results from a survey that explored users' information searching behavior on the EXCITE Web search engine over time on the same or evolving topic. Discusses search topics, intended query terms, search frequency, demographic data, and implications for the design of Web search services. A copy of the survey is appended. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Demography, Search Strategies, Surveys, Users (Information)
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Ho, Chee-Wai; Goh, Angela – Internet Research, 1999
Describes Jamaica, a client-server system that profiles the interests of a Web searcher by using different search engines. Hits are verified to eliminate erroneous links and duplicated documents, and search results are ranked. Evaluation results indicate that Jamaica obtains more relevant information compared to a single search engine. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Profiles, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Users (Information)
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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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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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Hahn, Karla – Internet Research, 1998
A qualitative study of a successful e-mail mediated help service which incorporated content analysis of service logs and interviews with staff and users revealed two models of ideal service exchanges: concise question/response dyads and extended dialog. Staff tend to consider dialog typical, while users almost exclusively consider the minimum…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Mail
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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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Marshall, Ian M.; Logan, Graham; Callison, Richard; Dobson, Malcolm – Internet Research, 1996
TayNet is a local service provider established to support the development of businesses in Tayside (Scotland) by providing local access to the Internet. This article discusses the network's hardware and software components, evaluates the pilot phase, provides performance and connection statistics for 45 audit participants, and describes technical…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Business, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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McClure, Ben – Internet Research, 1996
Although broadband Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) can deliver much greater amounts of information than narrow-band Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), in reality bottlenecks place severe constraints on its performance. This article discusses shortfalls in Internet services, technology and user behavior, and describes efforts in the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Services, Information Technology
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