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42 Cards in this Set

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asynchronous communications
the sending and receiving of messages in which there is a time delay between the sending and receiving; as opposed to synchronous communications
a personal web site, open to the public, in which the owner expresses his or her feelings or opinions
blogging (weblogging)
a technology that offers an opportunity for individuals to do personal publishing on the Internet
chat room
a web page where people can interact ("chat") in real time; a virtual meeting place
the mutual efforts by two or more individuals who perform activities in order to accomplish certain tasks
collaborative commerce (c-commerce)
e-commerce in which business partners collaborate electronically
corporate portals
the gateway for entering a corporate web site. It is usually a home page, which allows for communication, collaboration, and access to diversified information. Companies may have separate portals for outsiders and for employees.
data conferencing
teleconferencing that enables data to be sent along with voice and/or video; makes it possible to work on documents together during videoconferences
an internet search facility that is hierarchically organized collection of links to web pages
distance learning (DL)
a learning situation in which teachers and students are in different locations
learning supported by the web, in a variety of settings (either in physical classrooms or in virtual classrooms from home)
sending anonymous insulting or angry messages on the Internet
software products that support people working in groups and enable groupls to share resources and opinions
information portal
generic term for a single point of access through a web browser to critical business information located inside and outside of a organization; content can vary from narrow to broad, and audience can also vary
intelligent agents
software agents that exhibit intelligent behavior and learning
Internet relay chat (IRC)
an e-mail-based type of chat program that allows users to see everything that other users say
a U.S. government initiative supporting the creation of a high-speed computer network connecting various research facilities across the country
Internet telephony (voice-over IP)
technology that makes it possible to talk long distance on the Internet without paying normal long-distance telephone charges
Lotus Notes/Domino
an integrated groupware software suite that provides various tools for groupwork, such as document management, online collaboration, e-mail, and application sharing
metasearch engines
special indexing agents that integrate the findings of various search engines to answer queries posted by users
web-based personalized gateways to information and knowledge in network computing
screen sharing
technology that enables two or more participants to see the same screen and make changes on it that can be seen by all
search engine
software agents whose task is to find information searching through an index of hundreds of web pages to match a set of user-specified keywords
social software
software that supports actual human interactions; includes groupware, knowledge management, and other communication tools
software robots that create and update indexes used by search engines
software agents
computer programs that carry out a set of routine tasks for the benefit of their users. Also known as intelligent agents
indiscriminate distribution of electronic messages without permission of the receiver
synchronous (real-time) communication
the nearly simultaneous sending and receiving of messages
telecommuting (teleworking)
working from outside the office
the use of electronic communication to enable people in different locations to confer simultaneously
video teleconference (videoconferencing)
teleconferencing with the added capability of the participants to see each other
virtual collaboration
the use of digital technologies to collaboratively plan, design, develop, manage, and research products, services, and innovative IT and EC applications
virtual group (team)
a group whose members are in different locations and who "meet" electronically
virtual meetings
electronically supported meetings whose members are in different locations, frequently in different countries
virtual universities
online universities from which students take classes from home or an off-site location via the Internet
virtual work (distributed work)
geographically distributed work teams, global project teams, interorganizational teams, and nontraditional work environments such as virtual organizations, satellite work centers, and telecommuting
web conferencing
videoteleconferencing that is conducted solely on the Internet (not on telephone lines) for as few as two and as many as thousands of people
whiteboard (electronic)
an area on a computer display screen on which multiple users can write or draw; multiple users can use a single document "pasted" onto the screen
world wide web (the web)
the most widely used application that uses the transport functions of the Internet
the movement of information as it flows through the steps that make up an organization's work procedures
workflow management
automation of workflows, so that documents, information, or tasks are passed from one participant to another in a way that is governed by the organization's rules or procedures
workflow systems
business process automation tools that automate information processing tasks and place system controls in the hands of user departments