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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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Evans, Joel R.; Haase, Ilene M. – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses the potential for online business education. Highlights include a background of distance education for higher education; the interest of corporate America in distance education; and results of a survey of Internet users that focused on potential customers for online business education and considered demographics, service expectations,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Demography, Distance Education, Futures (of Society)
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Kardaras, Dimitris; Papathanassiou, Eleutherios – Internet Research, 2000
Reports on the results of a survey of 120 companies in Greece that evaluated the potential of business to customer (B2C) Internet applications and investigated how the Internet and e-commerce can offer new opportunities for businesses to improve their customers' satisfaction. Discusses electronic commerce problems and future technology. (Contains…
Descriptors: Business, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Internet
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Mols, Niels Peter – Internet Research, 2000
Examines various aspects of the motives, perceptions, and expectations connected with the introduction of Internet banking in Danish retail banking. Responses from questionnaires and results from a factor analysis and a hierarchical cluster analysis indicate a belief that Internet banking will become more important in the future. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Banking, Cluster Analysis, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Gattiker, Urs E.; Perlusz, Stefano; Bohmann, Kristoffer – Internet Research, 2000
Illustrates some of the challenges that electronic commerce practitioners and researchers face, focusing on business to business (B2B) transactions. Highlights include a conceptual framework of Web user behavior; purchasing context; socio-demographic characteristics; cultural factors; economic factors; attitudes toward information technology;…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computer Security, Cultural Influences, Demography
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Saunders, Gary; Weible, Rick – Internet Research, 1999
Discussion of the future of electronic courses for higher education focuses on the results of an email questionnaire survey sent to accounting chairpersons. Nearly 65 per cent of the respondents indicated that electronic courses are simply correspondence courses presented with new technology and do not see them as particularly beneficial. (LRW)
Descriptors: Accounting, Computer Assisted Instruction, Correspondence Study, Department Heads
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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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Buck, S. Peter – Internet Research, 1996
Discussion of use of the Internet for online payments focuses on payment mechanisms for conducting transactions. Highlights include commercial requirements; security requirements; various proposed and currently used mechanisms; and future possibilities. (LRW)
Descriptors: Banking, Computer Security, Futures (of Society), Internet
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Pattinson, Hugh; Brown, Linden – Internet Research, 1996
Discusses the new information infrastructure and its possible influences on marketing. Highlights include an alternative perspective of industrial economic history based on infrastructure development; the Internet and its positioning within the new information infrastructure; future possibilities and impacts on organizational structure; and…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Futures (of Society), Internet, Marketing
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Fojt, Martin – Internet Research, 1996
Describes how one company has maximized the potential of the Internet for its own benefit by using and supplying the World Wide Web to identify the information their customers needed. Improved information delivery, improved access, and future possibilities are discussed. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Information Needs
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Theobald, Robert – Internet Research, 1996
Looks at the possible directions in which the information superhighway could take us, considering both the benefits of increased knowledge and subsequent increased participation and also the dangers, such as the excess of raw information. Suggests that this information needs to be structured, and considers implications from a global perspective.…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Information Sources, Information Utilization
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Birch, David; Young, Michael A. – Internet Research, 1997
More than 30 million households own PCs and more than 20% of these use PCs to manage their finances. This article examines the Internet and financial services, consumer needs, and differentiation in service products and predicts future trends in retail financial services (cheaper niche products, cross-border selling, selling knowledge, payments,…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Futures (of Society), Internet, Microcomputers
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Grimaldi, Caroline; Goette, Tanya – Internet Research, 1999
This study examined the role of the Internet and its usage on the level of perceived independence among people with physical disabilities. Discusses independence, perceived control, psychological self-reliance, adaptive technology, hypotheses tested, and future directions. A copy of one of the questionnaires used is appended. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Futures (of Society), Hypothesis Testing, Independent Living
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Schwartz, Michael F.; Quarterman, John S. – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of the growth of the Internet focuses on the rate of growth based on three measurements of changes in reachable Internet services: (1) the rate at which sites initiate network connectivity; (2) the rate at which sites become directly connected; and (3) the rate at which sites distance themselves, usually for security reasons. (Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Services