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Chapter 6 : Telecommunications and Networking Glossary Terms Affinity Portal: a website that offers a single point of entry to an entire community of affiliated interests. Backbone networks: High-speed central networks to which multiple smaller networks (LANs and smaller WANs) connect. Bandwidth: The transmission capacity of a network, stated in bits per second Broadband: The transmission capacity of a communication medium faster than 4 Mbps Broadcast media (or wireless media): Communications channels that use electromagnetic media (the “airwaves”) to transmit data. Browsers: Software applications through which users primarily access the Web. Cable media (or wire line media): Communications channels that use physical wires or cables to transmit data and information. Chat room: A virtual meeting place where groups of regulars come to “gab” electronically. Client/server computing: Form of distributed processing in which some machines (servers) perform computing functions for end-user PCs (clients). Clients: computers, such as users’ personal computers, that uses any of the services provided by servers. Coaxial cable: Insulated copper wire; used to carry high-speed data traffic and television signals. Collaboration: Mutual efforts by two or more individuals who perform activities in order to accomplish certain tasks. Commercial (or public) portal: A website that offers fairly routine content for diverse audiences, offers customization only at the user interface.
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Communications channel: Pathway for communicating data from one location another. Computer network: A system that connects computers and other devices via communications media so that data and information can be transmitted among them. Corporate portal: A website that provides a single point of access to critical business information located inside and outside of an organization. Crowdsourcing: A process in which an organization outsources a task to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.
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