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MIS470 HW Ch 6 - alternating routes 3 Scalability because...

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Dr.Mullen MIS 470 T 2-4:30pm RE: HW 4 Ch.6 Pg 260 1) One way the telecommunications industry is viewed is an electronic highway. This refers to the electronic transmission of data between people, places, and objects. The telecommunications is also viewed as cyberspace where people exist in a virtual world. They can conduct business, and is a place where organizational processes exist. 2) The Internet is a worldwide system of computer networks. A network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer. The three attributes that make it important to business are; 1. Ubiquity, meaning it has global capabilities. 2. Reliability, because it can avoid crashes by using
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Unformatted text preview: alternating routes. 3. Scalability, because web sites can grow if traffic to the site rises. 3) The hub is the place where data comes together. Hubs are repeaters that forward packets of data from one machine to another. A switch will forward packets to the port of the intended computer; they are used to connect workgroups. Routers is a device that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination. The router is connected to at least two networks and decides which way to send each information packet. 1...
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  • Spring '07
  • Computer network, virtual world, Organizational Processes, telecommunications industry, Dr.Mullen MIS, electronic highway

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