How the Internet Originated and What its Basic Construction Is In the 1960’s the Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Project Agency started a small network to promote the sharing of super-computers amongst researchers in the United States. (PBS Article).
In the 1970’s, email became popular. This helped people to research projects and discuss topics. The Internet started out with universities and government agencies. In the late 70’s into the 80’s is when the general public was introduced to the Internet.
Purpose and Importance of ICANN The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed in 1998. (ICANN, 1999).
This company is a non-profit, private-sector corporation. ICANN coordinates the technical management of the Internet’s domain name system, the allocation of IP address space, protocol parameters, and the management of the root server system. The purpose of ICAAN is to oversee the technical management and assume responsibility to coordinate the stable operation of the Internet in four key areas: the Domain Name System (DNS), the allocation of IP address space, the management of the root server system, and the coordination of protocol number assignment. The importance of ICAAN is to oversee the management of tasks that require central coordination.
Describe an ISP The Internet Service Provider (ISP) provides access to the Internet. The most popular ISP is EarthLink. EarthLink has a friendly interface and stable connections. The website for EarthLink states that it is an alternative to America Online.
Provide a guide for future development efforts, such as detailed design and coding. 1. 3 Scope This high level design encompasses the approach for meeting the requirements as defined in the documents CHART/EORS Intranet Mapping System Requirement Specification and CHART Internet Mapping System Requirement Specification. 2. System Architecture 2. 1 Overview The following diagram shows the system ...
The cost of EarthLink is cheaper than AOL. America Online (AOL) is another very popular ISP. Their claim is they strive to provide highest quality, easiest, and most convenient services and products. They offer a wide range of services from high-speed broadband and their technology is growing daily. The last of the top three ISP’s is MSN. They are also user friendly and offer fast, reliable service.
MSN offers different plans to meet the customer’s needs. Describe a Browser A browser is a software package that provides the user interface for accessing the Internet, intranet, and extranet websites (O’Brien, 2001).
The browser helps a user navigate through the web pages to do research through the search engines. Two browser’s currently used are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Netscape Navigator is used with EarthLink and Microsoft Internet Explorer is commonly used with MSN.
Describe search engine A search engine is a program that searches documents by using keywords and produces a list of documents where these keywords were located. Search engines are very valuable to the user to do research. I used the search engine many times while I was doing this paper. All you have to do is type in a combination of words and have the search engine do the work for you.
There are several search engines out there, but two that I use quite often are MSN, Yahoo, and Google. Describe Home Page A home page is the main page of a Web site. The home page serves as a table of contents or index to other documents stored at this site. Most users have a main page that is their starting point when they open up the Internet. My home page is www. msn.
com. This home page contains my daily weather for my area, stock quotes, and information that I choose to be updated on daily. Describe URL Uniform Resource Locator is what URL stands for. This is an access code for identifying and locating document files, databases, and other resources at websites and other locations on the Internet, intranet, and extranet (O’Brien, 2001).
... search engine market. 2.1.2 Simple interface Compared with most search engines, the user interface of Baidu search engine is relatively simple. The search page of Baidu only contains the company ... haystack. Therefore, a quick and effective search requires the assistance of an Internet search engine. A search engine offers an online search service based on a certain ...
Global addresses of documents and other resources are stored on the websites, and when a user knows the address, they will type the address in the locator area and the document will be located so the user can access the information. How the Internet is Used Today The Internet is becoming quite popular with corporations. The Internet is a source of advertising for companies to get their message out to everyone that has access to the web. Companies can buy Internet banners to be displayed all the time on a users home page. Some companies will ask the user to take a survey after using their sites. This will help the company see if their ads are user friendly or if the ads need to be revised so that it displays what the users are looking for.
Another use for the Internet is for users to be able to locate products they wish to purchase. The company will provide a secure network for the buyer to use their credit card number securely over the Internet. The Internet also provides real time stock quotes, news, and current weather around the world. Any one can see what the weather will be like if they are traveling to another city.
News articles are kept current for update coverage on world happenings, and stock quotes can help people see how the market is going for that day. How My Company Uses the Internet The company that I work for has a website. The address is web The site has been in use since 1999. The Internet address helps our company with new and existing customers. There are times when we will be working with a new company, and we can refer them to our website to see testimonials from other clients, and to see jobs that we have completed. Another item we use is customers can log on to our website and they can request a quote for one of our estimators.
The potential client will fill out the form, and what their needs are, and when they submit the form, it is then routed to an estimator to contact the client. We also have links to paint manufacturers that we use. Describe an Intranet An Intranet is designed exclusively for the corporation, accessible only by that organization’s employees with authorization. A firewall keeps unauthorized users from accessing this site. One advantage to a company that has multiple locations is that the employees can access this site to get information from the human resource department, access files, and to share information with other employees.
IT AND RETAILING What is e-commerce? E-commerce is the buying and selling of products and services by both businesses and consumers over the Internet. Such practices have exploded over the last year as security has improved with more and more consumers now buying goods and services online. This coupled with the computer revolution of the late twentieth century has lead to e-commerce now becoming ...
How My Company is using the Intranet The company that I work for does not use an Intranet. We have only one location. The potential benefits that my company could gain from having a Intranet, would be to post our policies and procedures so that the painters that work in the field can access the Intranet. The office staff consists of thirteen individuals. Another benefit would be to post employee phone numbers to be accessed from any location, whether it be in the office or working from home. The only other benefit would be to post commonly used forms.
Problems and Concerns of Using the Internet Some problems I see with companies having access to the Internet would be employee production. If employees have little or no supervision during the day, then I can see abuse of the Internet happening. The instant messaging provided by AOL and MSN, could keep employees from working. Another concern would be that if corporations start depending on the Internet to conduct business, then you loose that one on one report with clients.
The communication between clients can get lost in the virtual world. References McLaughlin, A. (2001, February 17) ICANN Fact Sheet. Retrieved April 16, 2002 on the World Wide Web: web O’Brien, J. A.
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