Telecommunications – system that enable the transmission of data over public or private networks.
Network - a communications, data exchange, and resource-sharing system created by linking two or more computers and establishing
standards, or protocols, so that they can work together
LAN – local area network - designed to connect a group of computers in close proximity to each other such as in an office building, school, or a
characteristics of a business network – 1)Provide for the transparent exchange of information with suppliers, trading partners, and customers
2)Reliable and securely exchange information internally and externally view the internet or other networks 3)Allow end-to-end integration and
provide message delivery across multiple systems in particular, databases, clients, and servers 4)Respond to high demands with scalable
processing power and network capacity 5)Serve as the integrator and transaction framework for both digital businesses and traditional brick-
and-mortar business that want to leverage the internet for any type of business.
VAN – A value-added network is a private network, provided by a third party, for exchanging information through a high-capacity connection
Bandwidth – the difference between the highest and the lowest frequencies that can be transmitted on a single medium, a measure of the
Hertz and Baud – Hertz is cycles per second, and Baud is the number of signals sent per second. If each cycle sends one signal that transmits
exactly one bit of data, which is often the case, then all these items are identical.
1 gigahertz – 1 billion bits per second
What do these have in common? RFID, GPS, and Bluetooth What are they?
-RFID – radio frequency identification technologies use active or passive tags in the form of chips or smart labels that
can store unique identifiers and relay this information to electronic readers.
-GPS – global positioning system is a constellation of 24 well-spaced satellites that orbit the Earth and make it
possible for people with ground receivers to pin point their geographical location.
-Bluetooth – is a telecommunications industry specification that describes how mobile phones, computers, and
personal digital assistants (PDAs) can be easily interconnected using a short-range wireless connection.
Bluetooth’s maximum range is 30ft, limiting it to gadget-to-gadget communication
components of a WiMax system - A WiMax tower. A single WiMax tower can provide coverage to a very large area-as big as 3,000 square miles
- A WiMax receiver. The receiver and antenna could be built into a laptop the way Wi-Fi access is today
Production - the creation of goods and services using the factors of production: land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship, and knowledge.
Operations management – management of systems or processes that convert or transform resources (including human resources) into goods