Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

of the Internet and World Wide Web, combined with wireless access, has made information available at our fingertips. The Web 2.0 revolution has made everyone potential authors of web content. As networking technology has matured, the use of Internet technologies has become a standard for every type of organization. The use of intranets and extranets has allowed organizations to deploy functionality to employees and business partners alike, increasing efficiencies and improving communications. Cloud computing has truly made information available everywhere.

Study Questions

1. What were the first four locations hooked up to the Internet (ARPANET)? 2. What does the term packet mean? 3. Which came first, the Internet or the World Wide Web? 4. What was revolutionary about Web 2.0? 5. What was the so-called killer app for the Internet? 6. What does the term VoIP mean? 7. What is a LAN? 8. What is the difference between an intranet and an extranet? 9. What is Metcalfe’s Law? Exercises 1. What is the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? Create at least three statements that identify the differences between the two. 2. Who are the broadband providers in your area? What are the prices and speeds offered? Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 110

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