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Unformatted text preview: he world-wide scope of the Internet makes it perhaps the single most valuable
tool for use in many significant ways by both non-profit and commercial
organizations. Some of the important current strategic uses of the Internet are
On-line communication. The electronic mail service on the Internet is
extensively used today by computer users around the world to communicate with
each other. With this facility, the Internet has proved to be a rapid and productive
communication tool for millions of users.
The Internet provides access to a large number of
shareware software development tools and utilities. A few examples of such
available shareware tools are compilers, code libraries, mail servers, and operating
systems. For example, a set of such shareware tools is available via ftp from the
Internet site sunsite.unc.edu. The Free Software Foundation also provides a wealth
of GNU software tools on the Internet that can be downloaded free of charge. For
more details on the software tools offered by the Free Software Foundation, you
can anonymous yip to the Internet site prep.at.mit.edu and look in the directory
3. Exchange of views on topics of common interest. The Internet has a number
of news groups. Each news group allows a group of users to exchange their views
on some topic of common interest. For example, the news group
comp.os.os2.advocacy contains candid dialog about the OS/2 operating system.
Posting of information of general interest. The Internet is also being
extensively used as a large electronic bulletin board on which information of
general interest can be posted to bring it to the attention of interested users around
the world. Some commonly posted information includes career opportunities,
conference and event announcements, and calls for papers for conferences and
Product promotion. Several commercial organizations are effectively using
the Internet services for promoting their products. These organizations make use
of corporate ft...
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- Spring '14