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What types of technology do people use to communicate? How does technology change the way people communicate? What does technology bring to communication other than the technology itself? Nowadays, WI-FI is a popular technology used to communicate. Wi-FI “is a medium range wireless local area network, (WLAN) which is basically a wired LAN but without the cables” (Rainer & Turban, 2008, p. 209). Wi-Fi gives easy Internet access from hotspots located at Internet Cafés, universities, airports, offices, and so forth. Users are able to access the Internet while crossing their campus, or entering in their offices or homes. Users can also access Wi-Fi anywhere with their laptops by simply installing a wireless network card. Wi-Fi offers several benefits: low cost and easy access to Internet amongst all. Nowadays, several companies (i.e. McDonald’s, Starbucks, Borders, etc.) offer Wi-Fi in their stores to
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Unformatted text preview: customers. The goal is to keep their customers longer in the stores and encourage them to buy their products (i.e. coffee). However, Wi-Fi has its drawbacks. More specifically, security, roaming, and cost are three factors that have a negative impact on the growth of Wi-Fi market. On one hand technology allowed communication to be more effective. Communication is enhanced so much that now people are able to communicate almost instantly all over the world and access information very quickly and efficiently than they could before by going to the library. On the other hand, technology has brought to communication new ethical, legal, and security issues, which turned out to be a great concern for management. Reference: Rainer, R.K. & Turban, E. (2008). Introduction to information systems (2 nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons....
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2011 for the course COM 285 taught by Professor Brewer during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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