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anything that carries an electronic signal and interfaces between a sending device and a receiving device.
-use conductor to move signal
-things can touch such as a coaxable cable
-signal travels along a known confined path
Wide Area Network (WAN)
connects MAN and LAN and are usually leased
-span hundred of thousand of miles
electronic data interchange: and intracompany, application to to application communication of data
) relies on the use of wireless devices, such as personal digital assistants, cell phones, and smart phones, to place orders and conduct business
Wireless Application Protocol( WAP)
A standard set of specifications for Internet applications that run on handheld, wireless devices.
an electronic forum where manufacturers, suppliers, and competitors buy and sell goods
Transaction Processing systems (TPS)
the basic series of computer programs used by most businesses. These systems provide the basic data to carry out business
Process the detailed data necessary to update records about the fundamental business operations
Include order entry, inventory control, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the general ledger.
Batch Processing system
method of computerized processing in which business transactions are accumulated over a period of time and prepared for processing as a single unit or batch
computerized processing in which each transaction is processed immediately, without the delay of accumulating transactions into a batch
Data collection: process of capturing and gathering all data necessary to complete transactions
Data editing: process of checking data for validity and completeness
Data correction: process of reentering miskeyed or misscanned data that was found during data editing
Data manipulation: process of performing calculations and other data transformations related to business transactions
Data Storage: process of updating one or more databases with new transactions
Document production and reports: process of generating profit records and reports
Business continuity planning
identification of the business processes that must be restored first in a disaster event
- different language and culture
- disparities in IS infrastructure
- varying laws and custom rules
) systems are used in large, midsized, and small companies
Real-time monitoring of business functions
Timely analysis of key issues, such as quality, availability, customer satisfaction, performance, and profitability
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