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Internet

a global ‘web’ of COMPUTER networks which use the same agreed ‘protocols’ (agreed methods of communication). The WORLD WIDE WEB (www or ‘the web’) is a vast collection of computers able to support multi-media formats and accessible via web-browsers' (search and navigation tools). Data stored in these computers (‘servers’) is organized into pages with hypertext links, each page having a unique address.

Connection to the web usually requires access to a personal computer, a modem and a telephone line, although it is now possible to receive television-based Internet services.

The Internet is increasingly used by businesses for the conduct of electronic commerce (E-COMMERCE, for short), and has thus provided a new powerful alternative means to conventional distribution channels of selling goods. See MARKET.

In 2004 around 9 million households in the UK owned personal computers with some 7 million of these using the Internet. The number of people worldwide using the Internet is estimated at 300 million and rising rapidly. See CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT.

Internet

a global ‘web’ of COMPUTER networks that use the same agreed ‘protocols’ (agreed methods of communication). The WORLD WIDE WEB (www or ‘the web’) is a vast collection of computers able to support multimedia formats and accessible via ‘web-browsers’ (search and navigation tools). Data stored in these computers (‘servers’) is organized into pages with hypertext links, each page having a unique address.

Connection to the web usually requires access to a personal computer, a modem and a telephone line, although it is now possible to receive television-based Internet services.

The Internet is increasingly used by businesses for the conduct of electronic commerce (E-COMMERCE, for short) and has thus provided a new powerful alternative means to conventional distribution channels of selling goods. This has helped many smaller firms to break into markets previously dominated by large companies.

See BARRIERS TO ENTRY.

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"They make a lot of money on an open inter net," Powell said, adding it is "much more profitable" than a closed system.
Using wi-fi networks to spread viruses would allow cyber attackers to circumvent normal inter net security software that protects homes and businesses against viruses contained in internet downloads.
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Revenues increased by 1.7% to pounds 218.3m in the year to June 25, after strong sales through supermarkets and other commercial channels offset an 8.2% drop in sales via its own stores, franchisees and the inter net.
"When it was time for our second round, I knew we needed to get professional venture capitalists involved if I wanted to compete with the Lucents and Ciscos of the world, because of the additional credibility and resources they bring," explains Dean Hamilton, CEO of CoSine Communications, which offers Inter net service providers (ISPs) the ability to offer value-added services such as virtual private networks to their business customers.
GLAAD's merger with Digital Queers, announced in January, will connect online community activists with Inter net industry professionals for cyber training, archival research, and other projects.
Quotation are invited for Supply,installation,testing, commissioning for providing W i-Fi network for MCG M Offices for accessi ng Intranet and inter net services.- Pilot pr oject at Standing Co mmittee Hall and off ice of DMC (Z-1).
She was of the view that subject carries immense importance for building confidence in free open and safe use of inter net. The transglobal character of internet calls for a concerted joint action by the administrations worldwide to address the issued related to Cyber security and prevention of Cyber Crimes.
The Rev Ian Hughes, who was the priest in charge of St Luke's in Poulton and Paul's in Seacombe, Wirral, was arrested when police found he had been making images of abuse available for sharing on the inter net.
The fear is that, without the information cookies offer, advertisers may be less willing to spend on the inter net.
Meanwhile, a large number of websites offering goats, cows and camels for the upcoming Eidul Azha on the inter net. Some people also claimed that they were receiving messages from such net-traders in this regard regularly nowadays.

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