9781423901785_PPT_ch06

9781423901785_PPT_ch06 - Management Information Systems,...

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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition Chapter 6: Business Networks and Telecommunications
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 2 Objectives Describe business and home applications of digital telecommunications Identify the major media and devices used in telecommunications Explain the concept of protocols Compare and contrast various networking and Internet services
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 3 Objectives (continued) List networking technologies and trends that are likely to have an impact on businesses and information management in the near future Discuss the pros and cons of telecommuting
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 4 Telecommunications in Business Telecommunications : the transmittal of data and information from one point to another Allows communications over large distances Telephone, e-mail, and the Web rely on fast, reliable telecommunications Networking technologies have brought about several improvements to the business process
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 5 Telecommunications in Business (continued) Improvements made possible by telecommunications: Better business communication, including e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging, faxing, file transfer, mobile telephony, and teleconferencing Greater efficiency: information delivery is immediate and not constrained by geographical distance Better distribution of data: central storage with both local and remote access
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 6 Telecommunications in Business (continued) Improvements made possible by telecommunications (continued): Instant transactions, using Web and wireless technologies Flexible and mobile workforce: telecommuting and wireless connectivity for remote workers Alternative channels: voice, radio, television now available via the Web also Network security is a challenge
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 7 Telecommunications in Daily Use Cellular phones Videoconferencing Wireless payments and warehousing Peer-to-peer file sharing Web-empowered commerce
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 8 Cellular Phones Name is derived from areas of service, called cells Each cell has a computerized transceiver Transmits and receives signals Can transmit and receive calls almost anywhere Cell phones provide other capabilities, including: E-mail and faxing GPS Digital cameras Major advantage is mobility
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 9 Videoconferencing Videoconferencing : transmitted images and speech Brings together conference rooms that are thousands of miles apart Produces savings in multiple areas, including: Travel Lodging Transportation Time
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Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition 10 Wireless Payments and Warehousing Radio frequency identification (RFID) : Enables rapid transactions and payments
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course MGSC 290 taught by Professor Johnston during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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