LIS 505 - Internet in business
Conducting business on-line,
including, for example, buying and selling products
Also called e-commerce.
Web sites or services
that offer broad ranges of resources and services,
such as e-mail, search engines, and online shopping.
Advertisements placed on Web pages
and containing links to advertisers' sites.
Also called banner ads.
How often people click on a banner.
Short for Secure Sockets Layer.
A protocol for transmitting documents on the Internet
in encrypted form.
Often used for confidential information, such as credit card numbers.
URLs that require SSL
normally start with https.
Short for business-to-consumer.
The retailing part of e-commerce.
Short for business-to-business.
Exchange of products, services, or information between businesses.
Transferring data so that it can be processed in a continuous stream,
so that, for example,
software can begin displaying a multimedia presentation
before receiving the entire file.
A single sender's communicating to a single receiver over a network.
A single sender's communicating with all the receivers on a network.
A single sender's communicating to multiple receivers over a network.
A server's sending data without the client's explicitly requesting it.
Also called webcasting
when it is Web-based.
Networks based on TCP/IP,
but allowing access only by authorized users.
Intranets where some authorized users are outside the organization.
Short for virtual private networks.
Networks constructed using public media,
but accessible only to authorized users.
Technology that enables a network
to send its data via another network's connections.
Also called encapsulation.
Last updated October 29, 2002.
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