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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lin, Binshan – Internet Research, 1996
Effective business management in the information age requires an understanding of the role of the information highway. This article examines communications technology (voice, video, image, data), information accessibility, information sharing and competition, and development of the information highway. Discusses the reengineering of business…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administrative Problems, Business Administration, Competition
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Maule, R. William – Internet Research, 1997
Degree programs and continuing education for information professionals concern most organizations as they reorganize to capitalize on innovations in networking, online services, and electronic commerce. This article examines theoretical and conceptual foundations for adult information technology (IT) programs and strategies for implementing…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business, Continuing Education, Educational Theories