Ch 2 Solutions Essay

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Electronic Commerce, 7th Edition

Solutions 2-1

Electronic Commerce, 7th Edition 14188-37032 Chapter 2 Solutions
Review Questions

What were the main forces that led to the commercialization of the Internet? Summarize your answer in about 100 words.


The Internet was born out of the need for the U.S. government, specifically the Defense Department, to communicate with its weapons installation distributions all over the world. This idea, in the hands of researchers and scientists evolved even further allowing those researchers the capability to communicate with their colleagues at other universities. As personal computers
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A correct and quick answer to a customer’s question can often help close a difficult sale. Julie asks you to investigate various options for giving salespeople remote access to the home office server computers. She wants you to consider both wireless (directly to the laptop computers or through salespersons’ cell phones or PDAs) and wired options. Prepare a report for Julie in which you briefly review at least four options, writing no more than three paragraphs for each option. Then choose the best wired option and the best wireless option and write a one-page evaluation of strengths and weaknesses for each of them. Use the Online Companion links and your favorite Web search engines to do your research.

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Electronic Commerce, 7th Edition

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Options to consider include:

iPass - Offers secure remote access products that let both Palm and Pocket PC-based PDAs connect wirelessly to corporate servers securely. iPass is the solution to choose if you have a mix of users who use both wireless and dialup accounts to reach the corporate server. NetMotion Wireless -

A wireless-only provider of secure remote data access services. NetMotion works just with Windows-based PDAs like Windows CE and Pocket PC, but its VPN-based

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