Internet, Reengineering and Technology Applications in Retailing

Internet, Reengineering and Technology Applications in Retailing

Dr. Rajagopal (EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-248-0.ch009
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Abstract

The rapid growth in computer technology and commercial needs have allowed significant changes in the information management systems. There emerged in early nineties many commercial network backbones to link with the NSFnet to provide market information to the business firms. The Internet today is a combination of NSFnet and commercially available backbone services disseminating information on the decentralized networks all over the world. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 computer networks connecting over 2 million computers with each other on the Web. In view of the increasing use of electronic information sources through the networks the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) has been designed and made essential for each user networks to abide with the protocol standards which enables the data transfer and retrieval at source.

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