There are several different things that people should know about e-Businesses and Internet Technology. E-Businesses offer a wide range of services over the Internet such as selling goods or information. They often rely on the World Wide Web (WWW) to operate. The WWW allows individuals to access data from remote servers and retrieve pages containing text, graphics, video, music, programs, etc. Today, the Internet has become a worldwide network of interconnected computers that allow millions of people to share information, communicate ideas and collaborate. In this article, we will discuss some basics of e-Businesses and internet technologies.
The term “e-Business” is used to describe the exchange of electronic business transactions via computer networks. This is in contrast with traditional face-to-face or telephone-based business transactions which involve the physical transfer of money or other valuables. E-Businesses can include any transaction conducted electronically including banking, stock trading, auctions, insurance claims, and travel reservations.
An online store may be operated by a single individual or by an organization
They may sell products directly to customers using a website or marketplace type websites. Other types of e-Businesses are auction sites, classified advertising websites, financial institutions, and educational institutions such as universities.
These days, most web surfers have access to at least one browser application program (a user interface for accessing the Internet). A popular browser software today is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer version 6.5. Some browsers support plug-ins such as ActiveX controls which extend the browser’s functionality and capabilities. Browser applications are available in many flavours including Netscape Navigator, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Konqueror. Many browsers also support bookmarking and tabbed browsing features.
The two major communication protocol
There are two major communication protocols used for transferring data over the internet: HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and IPacket Inter-Network protocol). With these two protocols, users send requests for data by using the format “GET request URL” where “URL” means Uniform Resource Locator and it refers to the address of a file or page within the website. For example, when you want to buy something from Amazon.com, the site sends a GET request to your browser asking what product you’d like to purchase. Your browser then communicates with the host server and returns the requested item and its price. Once the page is downloaded into your web browser, links to additional pages within the same site can be accessed. In some cases, there are hyperlinks on each page that point back to other pages on the site without reloading the entire page. The new pages are called “frames”.
In conclusion, e-businesses are growing by leaps and bounds since they are convenient and less expensive than their conventional counterparts. By utilizing e-business tools and techniques, businesses can easily market themselves through the World Wide Web.