• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Internet and Internet Activities

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

(P1) Internet and Internet Activities (P2) Introduction: This report was produced by undertaking research into how the Internet operates and what kind of services it is used for. The report also outlines different types of businesses making use of the Internet. These businesses are either Business to Business (B2B) or Business to customers (B2C) use. The report was produced by Haroon Sheikh and requested by Websters Supermarket. The report was compiled and submitted on 25th FBY 2008. Internet Technology is more than fifty years old. The World Wide Web is not yet twenty. Together they are a business-, life-, and world-changing force. It is the "web" that has made the Internet such a vital part of our lives today, without the basis of techniques that enable computers to talk to each other, the web would be useless. The Internet is a collection of interconnected computer networks, linked by copper wires, fibre-optic cables, and wireless connections etc. The Internet is used mainly for Communication; Finding Information; Publishing; e-Commerce; and for On-line Learning. The Web is the most popular and fastest growing part of the Internet. It provides easy access to a large amount of information stored on computers all over the world. Findings: The Internet works on the basis that some computers act as 'servers'. ...read more.

Middle

Price set up by the market and linked to demand and desire ability. Can result in large cost savings. Reduce marketing, advertising and selling costs. Can buy second-hand items cheaply. 2. Banking Online - All the banks now offer both private and business customers to bank online. The customer first registers for online banking and is allocated a unique ID and password which must be keyed in to gain access to secure area on the bank's website. In this area customers can: Access all bank accounts held to see balances and transactions. Print out statements and other records. Transfer money between accounts, pay bills and even apply for a loan. Many banks offer online services including: Online share buying and selling through the bank's links with share dealers. Fast Pay where money can be transferred by SMS or email to another person or business used to pay for goods bought on the net when the site shows a Fast Pay button. Advice on many different aspects of starting and running a business, completing a tax return, paying wages, compiling a business plan and so on. I have found out that E-mail allows people to send messages from one computer to another using the Internet connection almost immediately. It is widely used and has become an alternative to the conventional letter post, the fax, and telephone. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Internet is a linked network of computer networks. I have found out that with Banking Online, customers can do banking at any time of the day or night. 7 days a week, and from any Internet linked connection in the world. Without going anywhere near the bank an online customer can carry out almost every type of bank transaction apart from physically paying in or withdrawing money. I have also found that some chat-rooms are safer than others because they require users to register by providing their email addresses and also include safety features, such as 'ignore' buttons. Chat-rooms are not the only way of communicating over the Internet. Forums are also set up for professional collaboration between people working at a distance. They can be used to provide help and support for users as well as guidance and comments on communal projects. Job Sites are run by agencies that advertise vacancies on behalf of employers. For an additional fee they will also undertake other tasks, such as checking applications and advertising on shortlist. The last minute is also used successfully by many other operators, particularly in the field of travel, accommodation and holidays. Businesses who responded to the challenge, and supplied the products customers wanted, such as Amazon, Argos and Tesco saw the growth in sales. ?? ?? ?? ?? BTEC National Certificate Unit 29: Introduction to Internet and e-Business 1 H.Sheikh ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication essays

  1. Feasibility Report

    New and improved capabilities will guide personnel through the process of creating and distributing in print, Web, and e-mail so the Perfect Pie Company can build their brand, manage customer lists, and track your marketing campaigns - all in-house. Microsoft Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager offers powerful customer and

  2. How wi-fi and the Internet may be used by a business.

    This will allow each computer to be connected to each other to allow faster file sending and sharing to be done. To do this every computer will have to be connected to the wireless router, which should be located in the main area that the internet will be used.

  1. The aim of this task is to produce a report for the managing director ...

    full signal and can often experience low signal or even none at all. This can have an impact of the quality of the phone call or even disrupt it completely. A few other disadvantages are listed below: * Mobile phones can be expensive * They can damage your ear *

  2. Data Processing Task. Mr Peters, the man who runs this particular Samsung store ...

    Down BT323NB Northern Ireland Dear, "Title" "Forename" "Surname" We are writing to inform you that your order place on "Date" has been processed successfully. The totals for your order are: Subtotal - � "Total" Vat - � "VAT" Overall Total -� "Total Price" We operate on a one payment basis.

  1. Free essay

    This research report will present a brief history of the Internet, focusing on some ...

    Although these early programs had simple functionality and were command line driven, they established the basic transactional model that still defines the technology today. ?Similar to ARPANET, the reason why the development of email is so significant is due to its modern day status (in 2011).

  2. AO3 Investigate how search engines work

    There are several advantages. One, if a site has your phrase in the order you searched it, it likely the site is displaying information your looking for. Secondly it more likely the sites displayed are going to have some relevance to what your looking, so makes your search more efficient and richer in information.

  1. Communication on the internet can also range from email, chat rooms, forums, instant messaging ...

    this could be because it is a lot quicker and if you are sending a bulk of e-mails out, it may turn out to be cheaper. "Internet Measurement Company Net Value found that 550 million emails were sent and received in British homes over the month of January, compared to

  2. Describe the future of the Internet.

    Students used to do research using this method which was a very time consuming process, because of the internet this process is now much faster and can be done almost entirely online, using search engines and educational websites. Students now using search engines such as : www.google.com, www.bing.com, www.altavista.com and

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work