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Issue 9 • Sept. 1999

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  • In memoriam: Dr. Kinichiro Ogawa a pioneer in optical fiber communications systems at Bell Labs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 10
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  • Searching the internet (will be) easier

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 14
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  • SNA and tcp/ip enterprise networking

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):17 - 20
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  • Air interface access schemes for wireless communications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):104 - 105
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  • Integrated open service node for active networks and services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):139 - 146
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    The changing business scenario for telecommunication services requires higher levels of openness compared to current technologies. The realization of a programmable and open network intelligence fosters the transition toward an open telecom market. This extended openness is requested to allow flexible component-based service integration; extended control/management capabilities are needed for new ... View full abstract»

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  • Voice over Internet protocol and human-assisted e-commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):64 - 67
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    By fostering the finalization of open standards and the convergence of voice, video, and data, the Internet protocol provides an ideal driver for the definition of the infrastructure for new multimedia and advanced communications applications. Voice over IP represents not only the chance to achieve cost-effective real-time voice communication over IP-based networks, but also the opportunity to bui... View full abstract»

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  • Recent advances in cellular wireless communications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):128 - 138
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    Testimonies of “wireless catching up with wireline” have begun. An information superhighway system is envisioned to fulfill the plethora of demand for wireless communications and the need for multimedia networks with multiservice requirements. The revolution in this technology will eventually free us, as communication users, from being tied down to a particular fixed location in a tele... View full abstract»

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  • Customer-focused Internet commerce at Cisco Systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):61 - 63
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    The rapid growth in electronic commerce places strong demands on business practices to meet customer needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. This article outlines some of the tools developed by Cisco to facilitate this growth while achieving excellent customer care and employee satisfaction. Attention is given to the steps Cisco has taken to organize to meet these dual objectives View full abstract»

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  • Satellite UMTS/IMT2000 W-CDMA air interfaces

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):116 - 126
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    The third-generation IMT-2000 initiative of the International Telecommunication Union is aiming at the provision of a limited family of global standards providing worldwide multimedia wireless services in a host of environments encompassing indoor picocells to satellite megacells. The ITU IMT-2000 initiative has been supported by several regional standardization bodies such as the European Telecom... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic commerce: the ever-evolving online marketplace

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):58 - 60
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    For those companies that fully exploit its potential, electronic commerce offers the possibility of breakpoint changes: changes that so radically alter customer expectations that they redefine the market or create entirely new markets. To get to this point, organizations need to keep in mind the foundation of their EC strategy. This means a focus on EC infrastructure, strong partnerships, and the ... View full abstract»

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  • Air interface access schemes for broadband mobile systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):106 - 115
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    High bandwidth everywhere is a key requirement of future communication systems. The big challenge is that the mobile user also be able to benefit. The UMTS, a member of the IMT-2000 family of systems, will offer global universal services up to 2 Mb/s for the mass market in the near future. For users demanding more capacity for “bit-hungry” high-quality applications, broadband mobile ra... View full abstract»

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  • The social impact of electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):53 - 57
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    To thrive in the Internet economy, companies need a new model for commerce that addresses requirements maximizing the lifetime value of a business relationship. Business activities that used to be well defined and structured will diffuse across the enterprise and among partners and customers. As the Internet channel becomes the reality for world commerce, companies that provide nonstop electronic ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic commerce: enablers and implications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):47 - 52
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    To many, electronic commerce (EC) appeared unannounced in 1997. Initial growth of EC has been exponential and continues. An overview is given of what EC is, the major enablers of EC and prospects for the future View full abstract»

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  • Object retrieval and access management in electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):74 - 77
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    Electronic commerce over the Internet is now tens of billions of dollars per year and growing. This article describes how objects used in EC can be located and protected from unauthorized access. It discusses the three kinds of EC: customer interactions with a business, business interactions with other businesses, and interactions within a business. It characterizes the object retrieval and access... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding next generation Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):99 - 102
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    The term next-generation Internet is increasingly common. Almost every system, application, protocol, and product has a next-generation version. There is a White House NGI Initiative, and nearly every major university networking community and institute in the world has some kind of “next Internet” project. There is no single future NGI manifestation. The Internet has grown far too comp... View full abstract»

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  • A policy perspective on electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):87 - 91
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    The implementation of global electronic commerce is proceeding much more rapidly than initially anticipated. By 2003-2005, electronic commerce revenue is projected to total more than $1 trillion. The US Department of Commerce's “The Emerging Digital Economy II” provides a snapshot of how electronic commerce and information technologies are being used by businesses of all sizes and from... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of MP3 and the future of digital entertainment products

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):68 - 70
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    MP3, or MPEG Layer 3 Audio, is a format for compressing digital audio developed by the Motion Picture Experts Group, a standards organization that has developed a number of digital standards for video and audio. MP3 has become a very popular format for storing music digitally. Fueled by the explosive growth of the Internet, MP3 has become the most popular format for music files, both legal and ill... View full abstract»

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  • Revectoring society and business: the new order for electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):83 - 86
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    We discuss what the future of electronic commerce will look like? Is the key to gaining consumer attention and disposable income to “ring fence” them within a portal site, or is this interactive strategy already showing cracks? Where is the future-is it merely the digitization of existing practices and processes, or does the new digital age demand new digital age business principles? T... View full abstract»

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  • The (r)evolution of useful Web services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):92 - 94
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    Internet services are improving all the time, becoming easier to use, more powerful, and faster. They have to improve in order to keep up with the tremendous increase in demand that is being placed on them. Some of the changes to the Web are incremental and evolutionary, slight improvements that accumulate over time to improve the user experience as a whole. Progress also comes with large sweeping... View full abstract»

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  • Opportunities for electronic commerce in networking

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):95 - 98
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    There are numerous opportunities to apply electronic commerce (EC) technologies to networking. These include the assembly, pricing, and payments for complementary infrastructure resources, and the selection of and payment for value-added collaboration and information access services. EC can support the separate provision and coordination of these elements, or allow them to be bundled by a customer... View full abstract»

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  • Using public-key infrastructures for security and risk management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):71 - 73
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    Companies around the world are embracing electronic commerce, and within two years this long-heralded yet largely unrealized “killer application” for the Internet is poised for an explosive 300 percent growth, according to Deloitte Consulting's 1998 Global Survey of Chief Information Executives. Security is an essential ingredient in enabling these electronic transactions. The fundamen... View full abstract»

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  • Network implications of multicast in electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):78 - 82
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    Electronic commerce (EC) systems have been in existence for many years. In the financial industry, for example, electronic trading has been in place for well over a decade. Momentum has gathered pace to the point where EC is considered at least an essential adjunct to a company's business or, in some cases, the primary means of connecting vendors to their customers. This momentum has been at least... View full abstract»

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