It's on television, in magazines, newspapers, and in our schools. Everywhere you go you hear about the Internet. Dubbed "The Information Superhighway," one might think that this network of millions of computers around the globe is as fast and as captivating as television, but with more and more users logging on everyday and staying on longer and longer, this "Information Superhighway" could be perhaps more correctly referred to as a clogged Los-Angeles expressway at lunch hour.<br><br>Users are often frustrated at busy signals and slow speeds. The corporate giant, America Online, Inc, has recently been the target of several lawsuits over this because when it changed it's pricing plan, so many new users came on, and so many people started staying on longer, that it's system couldn't handle the strain and would run very slow and give busy signals to almost everyone that tried to log on. As a result people started staying online because they were afraid that if they logged off, they would never get back on. This forced America Online to upgrade enormous amounts of equipment, lease new telephone lines, and issue commercials apologizing for the whole predicament. They even started giving refunds to users who were never able to get on during the troubled ordeal.<br><br>Some people are predicting, because of the length of Internet calls and the amount of bandwidth the calls take, that one day in the not so distant future, the entire telephone network, or at least a great portion of it, will cease to function, and all telephone calls will fail to connect. This idea is referred to by some as the "Gridlock Theory." Others advise that steps can be taken to avoid such a disaster, such as upgrading phone lines and limiting Internet usage.<br><br>Following the gridlock idea is Ethernet creator Bob Metcalfe, who believes that the slowdowns will only get worse. "We recently had an outage... (that) denied 400,00 people access to the Internet, in its entirety, for thirteen hours. I
Internet, its effects in our lives and the future of the Internet:
The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people¡¦s homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the….
The Future of Internet: IPv6
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Internet Protocol version 6, also known as IPv6, is an enhanced version of Internet Protocol intend to replace the IPv4 which is the current Internet protocol widely used in the world today. Throughout the development of Internet, the Internet protocol (aka IP) has been a defining element that dictated….
The Future of Satellite Internet:
For many people throughout the world, the only way to get online is by using satellite internet service. This is because they live in regions where traditional cable or DSL lines are not there. This may be because of landscape or the fact that some homes and businesses are simply located too far into rural regions and it is not cost effect for traditional companies to run lines to only one or two clients. However, a satellite internet connection does not rely….
Case Study 3
What competitive forces have challenged the movie industry? What problems have these forces created? What changes have these problems caused the movie and television studios to make?
New market entrants and substitute products are the two main competitive forces affecting the movie industry. The traditional outlets for movie viewing, theaters, cable networks, and rental locations are all challenged by the new age of the digital industry. The traditional outlets provided a simpler….
Internet and television are extremely important sources of information and communication in today`s world. We rely on the Internet to help succeed in our jobs and classes, it also allows for more interaction with fellow individuals that live beyond our face-to-face communication center, and helps create new connections. Television keeps us informed of the news and it is a way to interact with your family and friends. The digital era is growing fast and improving a lot in the 21st century, and the….
YouTube, The Internet and the future of movies
The Internet has transformed the music industry. Sales of CDs in retail music stores have been declining while sales of songs downloaded through the Internet to iPods and other portable music players are skyrocketing.
And the music industry is still contending with millions of people illegally downloading songs for free.
Will the motion picture industry have a similar fate?
Increased levels of high-speed Internet access, powerful PCs with DVD readers….
Internet retailing: the past, the present and the future
Key Words: Internet retailing; Electronic commerce; Literature Review; Original
Predictions; Current Trends; Future Directions
Paper type – Literature Review
Purpose – The primary aim of this paper is to critically review the literature that explicitly addresses
the adoption, application and impact of Internet technologies, by retailers, for the promotion and sale
of merchanidise. In particular, this study seeks to: 1) present….
FUTURE INTERNET ARCHITECTURES: DESIGN AND
A Survey of the Research on
Future Internet Architectures
Jianli Pan, Subharthi Paul, and Raj Jain, Washington University
The current Internet, which was designed
over 40 years ago, is facing unprecedented challenges in many aspects, especially in the commercial context. The emerging demands for
security, mobility, content distribution, etc. are
hard to be met by….
Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is a system through which Internet television services are delivered using the architecture and networking methods of the Internet Protocol Suite over a packet-switched network infrastructure, e.g., the Internet and broadband Internet access networks, instead of being delivered through traditional radio frequency broadcast, satellite signal, and cable television (CATV) formats.
IPTV services may be classified into three main groups: live television, time-shifted….
This paper will examine the current and future use of internet technologies that Boohoo.com undertakes. ‘The company’s mission is to provide a visually stimulating, invigorating and evolving on-line shopping experience, which offers inspirational products, exciting promotions and unsurpassed customer service.’ (Boohoo, 2010)
The report discusses Boohoo’s background in relation to their current market position and strategies they have implemented. Boohoo is a private limited….