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Claessens, Joris; Diaz, Claudia; Goemans, Caroline; Preneel, Bart; Vandewalle, Joos; Dumortier, Jos – Internet Research, 2003
Users of telecommunications networks are concerned about privacy, and desire anonymous access, while some organizations are concerned about how this anonymous access might be abused. Proposes a solution for revocable anonymous access to the Internet. Presents some legal background and motivation for such a solution. Indicates some difficulties and…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks
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Miladinovic, Igor; Stadler, Johannes – Internet Research, 2003
Introduces an extension of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for closed multiparty conferences; the extension expands SIP for discovery of participant identities in a conference, and ensures that each participant is notified before a new participant joins. Verifies this extension by applying it to two SIP conference models. Concludes with an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer System Design
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Lu, June; Yu, Chun-Sheng; Liu, Chang; Yao, James E. – Internet Research, 2003
Develops a technology acceptance model (TAM) for wireless Internet via mobile devices (WIMD) and proposes that constructs, such as individual differences, technology complexity, facilitating conditions, social influences, and wireless trust environment determine user-perceived short and long-term usefulness, and ease of using WIMD. Twelve…
Descriptors: Internet, Literature Reviews, Models, Telecommunications
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Zubey, Michael L.; Wagner, William; Otto, James R. – Internet Research, 2002
Managers need to understand the tradeoffs associated with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks as compared to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This article measures the preference structures between IP telephony and PSTN services using conjoint analysis. The purpose is to suggest VoIP technology attributes that best meet…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Information Networks, Information Services
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Loo, Alfred; Choi, Y. K. – Internet Research, 2002
In peer-to-peer systems, the lack of dedicated links between constituent computers presents a major challenge. Discusses the problems of distributed database operation with reference to an example. Presents two statistical selection algorithms-one for the intranet with broadcast/multicast facilities, the other for Internet without…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Databases
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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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Jonason, Andreas; Eliasson, Gunnar – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses new electronic commerce applications enabled by mobility and personalization over mobile devices; considers the convergence of the wireless, the fixed Internet, and the media industries; describes innovative pricing models; and reports results from a survey of users of I-mode, a wireless Internet service offering Web browsing and email…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Internet, Models, Surveys
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Hughes, David R. – Internet Research, 1993
Describes a cost-effective model for public elementary and secondary school educational networking that is based on linking local computer bulletin boards at the school level with the Internet. Highlights include various communications protocols; graphics; teacher training and administrative support; library resources; public readiness; and cost…
Descriptors: Administrators, Computer Graphics, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates
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Keenan, Thomas P.; Trotter, David Mitchell – Internet Research, 1999
Examines the changing role of community network associations or freenets in providing Internet access by examining the case of the Calgary Community Network Association (CCNA) in Alberta, Canada. Discusses the withdrawal of states from the telecommunications field, priorities of the Canadian government, and the role of the private sector.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change, Community Services, Foreign Countries
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Burgin, Robert – Internet Research, 1996
Because North Carolina's telecommunications services have been unable to provide cost-effective, statewide dial-access service to public libraries, the state library has had to identify a suitable alternative for public library network access. This article outlines the state library's efforts to provide access to the Internet and to electronic…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cost Effectiveness, Information Networks, Internet
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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