IMPACT OF TELEPHONY ON AMERICAN BUSINESS.
Analyzes the technological development of IP Telephony. Defines the technology as the merging of the telephone and the Internet enabling users to use their Internet broadband connections for a variety of communiction tasks. Discusses studies on the topic. How the technology works. The basis of the technology. Why companies use it.
HISTORY OF E-COMMERCE.
Growth, impact on global economy, history of development, technology, how transactions occur, concerns. 1 Figure.
Analyzes the specific marketing, advertising, & promotion campaigns for the most important products of BT from 1996 through 1997. Assesses the impact of its bid for MCI & the consequences if that bid fails.
NORDSTROMS AND BLUEFLY.COM.
Comparison of the two retailers. Compares a physical store with a electronic market. SWOT analysis of both operations (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). Discusses similarities. Nordstrom as a major upscale retailer, "shopping as entertainment" concept, low sales record. Business model of Bluefly.com, an Internet retailer of discounted designer fashion brands.
INTERNET RETAIL SITES INDUSTRY.
Evolution since 1994, strengths & weaknesses, competition, major suppliers, network/ISP relations, consumer bargaining power, small businesses.
Discusses the history of the Internet, how it was created, its status at present, and its prospects for the future. The rapid growth of Internet technology and the low cost of computers are addressed as is the issue of how the Internet shapes human communication and interactions.
Voice & fax phone calls via Internet. Benefits to consumers, economics, compares products, technology, gateways, provider competition, phone companies, end users, regulation.
Cyberport of Hong Kong
This paper is a study of the Hong Kong Cyberport project. It analsyses its chances for success in both the short term and long term. Concludes that the Cyberport project will fail.