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“What does that mean?”
An eBC Guide to e-Business
Terms and Acronyms
Don’t know the difference between DSL and ISDN? Not sure what B2C stands for?
Here’s a list of the most common Internet and e-business terms explained in plain
English for the rest of us. If you’re looking for an acronym or term that’s not on this list,
three online dictionaries for Internet technology users.
B2C(Business to Consumer) The exchange of goods and services between
businesses and consumers. In Internet terms B2C is also known as ‘E-tailing’ which is
short for electronic retailing and is the selling of retail goods on the Internet.
Bandwidth Literally, the width of a band of electromagnetic frequencies. This is the data
that flows along a given transmission path. Both digital and analog signals have a
bandwidth. Bandwidth usage on the Internet increases with the amount of data
transmitted or received. In terms of e-commerce application, when choosing a web
hosting service a user must consider how their website will function, how much
bandwidth that requires, and how their web hosting provider can service their bandwidth
Browser A software application used to search information posted on the World Wide
Web. The two most common applications are Netscape and Internet Explorer.
Content Management System An administrative software system that enables a user
to add or change content on a website.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) A technology designed to bring high-bandwidth information
to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines. Telus high-speed
Internet service is an example of DSL.
E-Business The use of Internet technologies to conduct or facilitate business.
E-Commerce The trading of goods and services over the Internet.
Firewall A system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private
network. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from
accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets.
Home Page The main page of a website that a user first sees when they connect to a
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) A ‘code’ used to build web pages. A common
language used to share data over the web.
Hyperlinks Embedded ‘connections’ in web pages that allow users to ‘jump’ from page
to page anywhere on the Internet.
Internet The decentralized global network of computers, routers and cable connections
that enable millions of the world’s computers to ‘talk’ to each other as long as they are
both connected to the Internet.
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a technology designed to provide digital
transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire as well as over other media. DSL is
quickly replacing IDSN as the preferred method of digital delivery.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) Also called Internet Access Provider. An organization that
provides access to the Internet either digitally or via analog for a monthly fee.
LAN (Local Area Network) Workstations and computers that are connected in a specific
work area in the same general location. Most LANs are confined to a single building or
group of buildings. LANs are capable of transmitting data at speeds faster than data can
be transmitted over a telephone line. Although, the distances are limited, and there is
also a limit on the number of computers that can be attached to a single LAN.
P2P (Peer to Peer) A form of file sharing communications in which each participant has
the same capabilities and either party can initiate a communication session. Napster is
an example of P2P.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as a subset of search engine marketing seeks to
improve the number and quality of visitors to a web site from "natural" ("organic" or
"algorithmic") search results. The quality of visitor traffic can be measured by how often
a visitor using a specific keyword leads to a desired conversion action, such as making a
purchase or requesting further information.
SME Small and Medium Sized Enterprise under 100 employess.
Server A network device that provides services to client PCs, for example file access,
print spooling or remote execution.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) The alpha-numeric address used to locate a website.
VoIP (Voice over IP: voice delivered using the Internet Protocol) A set of hardware and
software that allows users to use the Internet as a transmission device for ordinary
telephone calls. A major advantage of VoIP and Internet telephony is that it avoids the
tolls charged by ordinary telephone service. A major disadvantage is that currently it
does not offer the same level of quality that direct telephone service connections do.
Web Host An organization that provides users who do not have their own web servers
with server space to ‘park’ their website and allow others to view it over the Internet.
ISPs also host websites and those such as AOL, will allow subscribers a small amount of
server space to host
An eBC Guide to e-Business Terms and Acronyms
For more information on Internet Business Solutions visit www.e-bc.ca
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