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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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Small, Harry – Internet Research, 1996
Because intellectual property law and remedy are set and enforced by individual nations, in the online world, the victim of unlicensed copying has a choice of jurisdiction in enforcing rights. This article defines intellectual property rights and infringement, discusses legislation, and assesses the extent to which right owners can seek redress.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, International Law, Internet, Law Enforcement
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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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Thapisa, A. P. N. – Internet Research, 1996
Developing regions, like Africa, may miss the information revolution because they lack national information infrastructures and the knowledge and skills required to provide relevant content. This article discusses the assumption that all nations will have an information infrastructure, describes "Fidonet," Africa's low-tech alternative…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Developing Nations, Global Approach, Information Services
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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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Mathieu, Richard G.; Woodard, Robert L. – Internet Research, 1996
More management professionals are using the Internet to support information gathering and research. This article examines the use and citation of information on the Internet: accuracy and timeliness, classification, and citation of information (electronic journals, online databases, listservs, e-mail) gathered via the Internet. Discusses ethical…
Descriptors: Business, Citations (References), Classification, Databases
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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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Macmillan, Roderick H. – Internet Research, 1996
Describes a management system developed by BT Laboratories (United Kingdom) that is based on ISO 9001 using the World Wide Web, a hypermedia system, and part of the Internet. Subject matter is presented as an alphabetical list of linked entries, numerous navigational techniques are available, and searching options function within an index file.…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Internet, Management Information Systems, Navigation (Information Systems)
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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
Suggests that one reason for the relative lack of commercial success of the information superhighway may be lack of precise information. Summarizes the concepts managers need to understand to assess the impact of the information superhighway and outlines steps to ensure that organizations are prepared for future changes. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Evaluation Criteria, Information Needs
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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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Granger, Mary J.; Schroeder, David L. – Internet Research, 1996
Provides an introduction to the communication resources of the Internet and provides several specific examples of business solutions in the areas of electronic mail communications, business applications software support, system design, and databases, Advantages and disadvantages for management when integrating the Internet into a business…
Descriptors: Administration, Business Communication, Computer Software, Computer System Design
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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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York, Grace Ann – Internet Research, 1996
Although distributed computing environments constitute the core of the curriculum in today's schools of information studies, this was not the case in the 1980s. This article examines the current roles of traditionally trained librarians, focusing on the University of Michigan Library's Document Center and how document principles for traditional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Government Publications, Higher Education
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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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