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    Disney's E-Commerce Strategy.

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    This is an important challenge because, as a major media company, it lags far behind its competitors when it comes to controlling Internet user minutes. As of June 2001, Disney provided less than one percent of online usage minutes while top competitor AOL/Time-Warner captured a sizable 32 percent share.2 Based on those statistics, it's easy to conclude that the company's ability to generate worldwide business to business (B2B) and business to customer (B2C) relationships is somewhat diminished due to its weak Internet presence.

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    Describe what meant by terms structured and unstructured information. Explain using the examples, the values of concerting information from one type into another

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    * Business (to make a deed before making a partnership deal.) * Newsletter (this is a letter which has got news form maybe a primary school) * Newspapers (this is used to write article in the newspaper and explain what has happened on the past few days.) As an example of structured information, I am going to use a deed of a partnership (also know as a contract) A deed of a partnership is a legal an agreement between the 2 or more partners (not more than 20). That will describe what the rights are, sharing the profit, holidays and the suites of the partners.

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    Future of E-commerce

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    Purchasing online will save them a lot of time and gives them the opportunity to choose goods at the best prices. Online sales in the present days become the foundation for a prosperous e-commerce future. Merchants will need to adapt to the fast changing conditions such as rivalries, and new technologies and techniques being used to improve sales if they want to stay in business. E-commerce merchants will not only have to increase their products and services but should also pay attention to simple details such as eye-catching layouts and user friendliness of their websites in able to attract more customers.

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    Online Marketing

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    Ralph F. Wilson, Niche Marketing on the Web, there are three important steps to marketing on the internet; (1) profile your customers, (2) decide where they congregate, and (3) communicate the message where they congregate in a net-acceptable manner (Wilson, 1996). Bluelight.com, Kmart's e-commerce site launched in 1999, is a shining example of this philosophy, having accumulated over 3.5 million customers in less than one year. Although Kmart had an obvious advantage with a n existing strong customer base, these shoppers were not internet customers. In an effort to establish a web based customer segment, they targeted these existing customers by placing Bluelight.com CD ROM's which provided information, special offers, and Blue Light specials on-line, throughout all of their stores.

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    How Barclays Communicate With Their Customers?

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    Barclays always monitor all of their telephone conversations, so that the organisation can find out why their customers are unhappy with the services they received, can suggest any improvements in customer service. Non-Verbal communication Non-verbal communication will enable staff members at Barclays, to judge customer's feeling. The benefit of non-verbal communication is that, it will enable Barclays to understand and communicate much more easily with people. With the use of non-verbal communication, staff members at Barclays can easily identify whether their customers are being truthful to them, for example, people fiddle with their hair and look around the room and not look directly towards the staff member.

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    The Internet

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    How the internet works The internet is made up of networks (big and small). Networks are a group of computers that are interconnected by telephone wires (or other means) allowing the computers to share info with each other. Every network has a backbones; backbones, better known as routers, What is incredible about this process is that a message can leave one computer and travel halfway across the world through several different networks and arrive at another computer in a fraction of a second!

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    A LOOK AT AMAZON.COM

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    The first of their core competencies is being the leader in e-retailing. They are able to obtain this status by having superior knowledge of e-retailing. Low cost structure, a real time ordering system and being more global round out Amazon.com's core competencies that make them the number one choice among online customers. Amazon.com did not obtain their status solely by having a quality inventory and excellent customer service. Technology plays a major part of their success. In order for their website to be appealing, organized, and easy to use, Amazon.com has to rely on technology.

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    General Paper: What Use Is The Internet?

    4 star(s)

    Since the internet's first stages of development, today, it is still used as a data sharing agent. Whilst in the past, it was used primarily used by government specialist and large organizations, it can now be found in use, in the homes of more than 500 million households worldwide, according to estimated statistics at Telecom from a number of surveys in August 2001. This figure accounts for around 100% of the world population. The increasing number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) has allowed millions of remote country residents', access to the network, contributing to the 17%growth rate in internet usage.

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    If the IT industry is such a big business why do so many dot-coms fail?

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    95 percent of dot-com businesses fail. So what is the cause of so many failures? These five factors cover the main reasons. 1. The Wrong Marketing Mindset Letting your customers know that you exist is very important because people don't walk in and out a web page like they do in a shop. You need a good name so everyone will remember it. Marketing an on line business is not as easy as putting signs in the local paper and the Yellow Pages or handing out flyers and waiting for people to word your business forward. The web is a whole new game with different rules.

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    ICT and communication. We all use mobile phones for communication purposes. You can ring and text people

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    Teenagers use mobiles for texting throughout most of the day. Many of them have unlimited text therefore they can keep in constant contact with their friends. This does however cause some problems, because when the teenagers are in school they get very easily distracted and instead of learning, they text instead. people use a mobile phone not only for communication purposes; they may use it as a watch, mp3 player, camera, internet browser. All these things are mainly used by the teenagers, as it is normal for them, whereas people from older generations find all of these things weird and they would much more prefer to wear a watch instead of looking at their phone.

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    The advantages of Internet

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    Besides, you can also call phone (no charge), photo sharing, send message, and so on. The second, the internet is a huge library; you can find a lot of data in minutes. Same time, you can also track more news and events by reading electronic newspapers, watch television online, etc.

    • Word count: 405
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    Online gambling

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    Secondly relationships, marriages, trust are all affected by those that seek to make a profit on sporting and non sporting gambling activity. The Internet was not created, so that you or I start wagering small,large amounts of money on a daily or weekly basis. The operators of on line gambling websites just want mug punters hard earned cash. The odds, the chances of people winning regularly or even occasionally is slim. I am sure if you or I could pick one winner out of the daily sports newspaper.

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    The Internet

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    Lastly you would need the modem to dial up a computer owned by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). It is a company which offers their customer's access to the Internet. This is most likely that you have to pay. For all this you get a vast pool of resources although it is quite expensive for the hardware and software to get the Internet. ISPs may also provide Internet e-mail accounts to users. After all that you can use your web browser.

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    Tesco plc

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    of time instead of walking through the store's aisle looking for it .The advantage of this website is that they are gaining more customers not just through their stores but as well as online since there are many people who are too busy to go down the store itself. The advantage this brings to their customers is the convenience it gives to customers as they can shop in the comfort of their own homes.. Tesco also offers a loyalty card, branded 'Clubcard' where points collected can be converted into coupons which can be redeemed for extra points, discounts or cash totals that can be spent in-store, online or on other Clubcard deals.

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    Internet banking security

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    No special software or hardware is usually needed though many exist. With all the major developments in internet security such as the establishment of encryption, secure passwords and tokens, I firmly believe that it is wise to conduct business and personal banking activities though the internet, infact I would recommend it as you are more likely to be mugged in the street then to loose your money though internet hackers. Protection through single password, as is the case in most secure Internet shopping sites, including eBay, is not considered secure enough for online banking in some countries.

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    Describe major barriers to and the incentives for the development of ecommerce.

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    Savings the second advantage of electronic commerce many company offer to save on costs. By using the Internet, marketing, phone, postage and printing costs, can be reduced. Disadvantages of E - Commerce Privacy and Security is a main source of trouble is customer concerns with privacy and security. Anything sent over the Internet is sent through several different computers before it reaches its destination. Hackers can steal credit card or checking account data as it is transferred into computers that hold the same information. Security on the Internet is much like security for a home.

    • Word count: 526
  17. Peer reviewed

    AS A TEENAGER WHO USES THE INTERNET YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN ARTICLE 'IS THE INTERNET GOOD OR BAD FOR KDS?' IN NEXT MONTH'S 'GOOD PARENTING MAGAZINE'

    3 star(s)

    Many parents are concerned about what their children go on, on the internet. For eg. pornography or other websites which are not suitable for children, as most of the content is for 18 years or older. One of the main and most occurring problems of the internet is that children go on pornography websites. As more young people go on pornography websites and other websites then they are more worried about their personal life with their girlfriend/boyfriend instead of schoolwork and homework.

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  18. Peer reviewed

    E-commerce and Interactive Communications Methods

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    producing fewer brochures * Offering more choice than traditional retailing * Establishing better customer and supplier relationships Disadvantages of e-commerce: * * Staff- technical staff are an expensive resource * Building a customer base is expensive * Distribution- it is difficult when delivering orders to customers within a reasonable time period * Quality- online products should be equal in standard to the offline products * Expensive to set up e-commerce systems

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    The power of the NET

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    It maybe even the key to unlock problems around the world. However, not everything found on the Internet is safe and useful, as the dark side of the 'Web' can trap the user and lead them into grave problems. An example of this is being led into traps as a result of 'pop-ups', which can often be bogus and result in money loss or other unfortunate circumstances. Another example is that disturbing sites, which infringe human rights, may appear on the screen without the user even searching for them. Exemplar of this is reported incidents of users being subjected to sites urging people to commit suicide or even to make a bomb.

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    What are web Services?

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    Interoperability of data and messaging is the underlying foundation of web services. Organisations will be able to get the best components from the companies wish to perform their business functions e.g. within HR a software component to manage compensation and benefits can be bought from SAP, a software component to manage performance management can be bought from PeopleSoft and so on. All these components are interact under the web services framework to provide a seemless automated HR function.

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  21. Peer reviewed

    The Technologies I use.

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    * CD player- I use CD players to listen to music for entertainment. I use music to unwind and lift my spirits if I'm upset or to get me in a happy mood if I'm going out at the weekend. * Computer- I use computers for entertainment and homework. For entertainment I play games and surf the internet for anything which interests me. For homework I research on Microsoft Encarta and the internet and also use word or PowerPoint for assignments and presentations. * Play station- I use the play station for entertainment when I have spare time on my hands.

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    On 1st January, 1985 we made the UK's first mobile call. This call was to mark the launch of the mobile industry and to transform the communications world.

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    - Investment - we continue to channel massive investment into building a network which allows you to make more calls from more places and remain assured that the quality and reliability of our service is second to none. - Customer service - from the provision of coverage and capacity to call handling and billing we remain focused on maintaining a high level of customer service. How many? The figures are amazing - 1 in 100 people in the world own a Vodafone mobile phone!

    • Word count: 513
  23. Peer reviewed

    Creating a business website.

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    Include animations and rollovers ? Contain links to support sites of the products advertised. Implementation To start open a new web in Microsoft FrontPage. Then use the navigation tool to view your web. Then add in new page and arrange until they look like: also rename each of the pages as the following: Background To add a background to your pages right click on the page and go to page properties: The change the background by Html code you need to alter the hex colour codes.

    • Word count: 670
  24. Peer reviewed

    The Daily Mail and The Guardian reported an article in 1999 abut Aliyah Ismail, both had the same information, but reported in different ways.

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    The third picture of Aliyah's mother who looks very stressed and as if she has been in shock of the death. This picture, which also shows that the parents of aliyah have more to do with the Daily Mail because they share the same opinion unlike The Guardian which wants its readers to decide for themselves, only uses two pictures, one of the place where she died and one of her all alone. The one of her all alone has not been cropped because this shows her all alone with lots of space around her showing her being very defensive

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    In T-mobile they use ICT for a lot of things. A few are discussed below.

    3 star(s)

    They use it to keep track of all clients that are using pay as you go and contract users. They also use this part of ict to keep an eye on they money they have to pay out on electricity, Internet and telephone bills. Customer profiles are extremely easy to bring up by the use of Microsoft Database.

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Conclusion analysis

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  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
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  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Discuss the factors determining network specification for a small business.

    "In conclusion, if cost is your main issue and you are not too concerned about the flexibility of your network, a wired LAN is probably the best option. However, the cost of building and implementing a wireless network is decreasing as technology becomes more advanced, so is definitely worth considering if prepared to pay a small amount more. Security on both types of networks is moderate - ultimately, regardless of whether you go for wireless or wired, your network will be as secure as you are prepared to make it, with the introduction of firewalls etc. Both type of networks perform well and are generally similar in terms of reliability, although it is important to be aware of problems with newer hardware. Installing a wired network is more time consuming and costly, due to amendments to furniture/walls to accommodate cabling."

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