Network a set of computers that are electronically

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Network: A set of computers that are electronically linked together. A local area network (LAN) comprises multiple linked computers that are located near each other and that allow users to share files and peripheral devices such as printers, fax machines, and storage devices. A metropolitan area network (MAN) is a computer network that transmits data and informa- tion citywide and at greater speeds than a local area network. A wide area network (WAN) comprises multiple computers that are widely dispersed and that are linked into a network. Wide area networks typically use high speed, long distance commu- nications networks or satellites to connect the computers within the network. Outsourcing: Work that could be done by an organization that is instead performed by another company on a contract basis. Outsourcing can include support (e.g., cleaning and janitorial services), production (e.g., the manufacture of parts needed to make a product), or services (e.g., customer service provided by a contract organization).
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Page 5 EBSCO Research Starters ® • Copyright © EBSCO Information Services, Inc. • All Rights Reserved Networks in Business Supply Chain: A network of organizations involved in pro - duction, delivery, and sale of a product. The supply chain may include suppliers, manufacturers, storage facilities, transport- ers, and retailers. Each organization in the network provides a value-added activity to the product or service. The supply chain includes the flow of tangible goods and materials, funds, and information between the organizations in the network. Virtual Team: A team in which the members are geographically or organizationally dispersed. Virtual team members interact pri - marily through communication technology and may never meet face-to-face. Bibliography Chelariu, C., & Osmonbekov, T. (2014). Communication Technology in International Business-To-Business Relationships. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 29 (1), 24-33. Retrieved December 3, 2014, from EBSCO Online Database Business Source Complete. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct= true&db=bth&AN=94622162 Davis, B. (2012). Bright picture for vcon. AV Magazine, 43 . Retrieved November 20, 2013, from EBSCO Online Database Business Source Complete. http://search.ebsco- host.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=70475670 &site=ehost-live Erdheim, S. (2013). Deployment and management with next- generation firewalls. Network Security, 2013 (10), 8-12. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from EBSCO Online Database Business Source Complete. http://search.ebsco- host.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=91848947 &site=ehost-live Kumar, R. L. (2004). A framework for assessing the business value of information technology infrastructures. Journal of Management Information Systems, 21 (2), 11-32. Retrieved 20 October 2009 from EBSCO Online Database Business Source Premier http://search.ebscohost.com/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=14776227&site=eh ost-live Lucas, H. C. Jr. (2005). Information technology: Strategic decision making for managers . New York: John Wiley & Sons.
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