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39 Cards in this Set

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The name identifying a unique node on the Internet
domain name
Four-part numeric address indicating a unique computer locatin on the Internet.
Internet Protocol (IP) address
A hierarchical system of servers maintaing databases enabling the conversion of domain names to their IP addresses.
Domain Name System (DNS)
Forums in which people share information and ideas on a defined topic through large electronic bulletin boards where anyone can post messages on the topic for others to see and to which others can respond.
Online groups using e-mail broadcast from mailing list servers.
Live, interactive converstaions over a public network
Chat service that allows participants to create their own private chat channels so that a person can be aletrted whenever someone on his or her private list is online to initiate a chat session with that particular individual.
instant messaging
Network tool that allows someone to log on to one computer system while doing work on another.
Technologies that use the Internet Protocol's packet-switched connections for voice service.
Internet telephony
Facilities for managing the delivery of voice information using the Internet Protocol (IP).
voice over IP (VoIP)
A secure connection between two points across a public network to transmit corporate data. Provides a low-cost alternative to aprivate network
virtual private network (VPN)
Tool for retrieving and transferring files form a remote compputer.
file transfer protocol (FTP)
Research network with new protocols and teansmission speeds that provides and infrastructure for supporting high-bandwidth Internet applictions
A World Wide Web text and graphical screen display that welcomes the user and wxplanins the organization that has established the page.
home page
The person in charge of an organization's Web site.
The address of a specific resource on the Internet.
uniform resource locator (URL)
The communications standard used to transfer pages on the Web. Defines how messages are formatted and transmitted.
hypertext transport protocol
A tool for locating specific sites or information on the Internet.
search engine
Payment to a search service to display a sponsored link to a compan's Web site as a way of advertising that company.
search-based advertising
Software with varying levels of built-in intelligence to help electronic commerce shoppers locate and evaluate products or services they might wish to purchase.
shopping bot
Method of obtaining relevant information on nietworks by having a computer broadcast information directly to the user based on prespecified interests.
"push" technology
Transmission of data to a selected group of recipients.
Collaborative effort led by the World Wide Web consortium to make Web searching more efficient by reducing the amount of human involvement in searching for and processing Web information.
Semantic Web
Hardware and software placed between an organization's internal network and an external network to prevent outsiders form invading private networks.
Wireless computing where users move from wireless hot sot to wireless hot spot to gain network or Internet access.
nomadic computing
Wireless computing that allows Internet-enabled cell phones, PDAs, and other wireless computing devices to access digital information from the Internet and other sources form any location.
mobile computing
System of protocols and technologies that lets cellphones and other wireless devices wtiht tiny displays, low bandwidth connections, and minimal memory access Web-based information and services.
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Markup language for wireless Web sites; based on XML, and optimized for tiny displays
WML (Wireless Markup Language)
Web brower software with a small file size trhat can work with low-memory sonstraints, tiny screens of handheld wireless devices,and lowbandwidth of wireless networks.
Standard developed by Japan's NTT DoCoMo mobile phone network for enabling cell phones to recive Web-based content and services.
An enty ino a Web server's log file generated by each request to the server for a file.
Software that prodes functions essential for running e-commerce Web sites, such as setting up electronic cata logs and storefronts, and mechanisms for processing customer purchases.
electronic commerce server software
Tracking data about customer activities at Web sites and stroring them in a log.
clickstream tracking
Tracking users' movements on a Web site, comparing the information gleaned about a user's behavior against data about other customers with similar interests to predict what the user would like to see next.
collaborative filitering
Software to facilitate the collection, assembly, and management of content on a Web site, intranet, or extranet.
Web content management tools
Technology for storing the contents of Web pages as objects in a data base wher they can be accessed and assembled to create constantly changing Web pages.
Dynamic page generation
Software tool for monitoring the time to download Web pages, perform Web transactions, identify broken links between Web pages, and pinpoint other Web site problems and bottle-necks.
Web site performance monitoring tools
Company with large Web server computers to maintain the Web sites of fee-paying subscribers.
Web hosting service
Period of time in which a information system is not operational.