here's a need for some serious upgrading on the
Internet; power users are demanding higher
speeds, wider bandwidth and greater reliability.
The Internet2 and Next Generation Internet
programs are designed to produce a new,
high-performance network -- and function
as an incubator for technologies that may
eventually find their way to the public Net.
The Next Internet
ow can businesses devise strategies to protect and
expand their presence in the marketplace? The best
answer is usually Competitive Intelligence, or CI, the
collection of data about competitors' activities in a
particular area. Internet-based news clipping
services can help satisfy the CI requirements of a
wide range of corporate users.
Internet News Clipping Services: How Companies
Keep on Top of Their Markets
he Extensible Markup Language offers a powerful
way to describe the meaning of the data in a
document instead of just its structure. XML also
promises a host of possible implementations for
companies large and small, from an alliance with
EDI to a new way to handle micropayments.
XML Gets Down to Business
he latest trend in outsourcing is the concept of "rent-an-app"
-- network-based versions of robust enterprise applications
that smaller businesses can rent without the costs and
headaches of outright purchase and labor-intensive maintenance.
Apps on Tap: Outsourcing Hits The Web
f your company plans to do serious research or marketing on
the Internet, a dedicated Web search specialist can help
clean up and codify corporate Web search techniques.
Time to Consider a Web Search Specialist
mart agents are a dumb idea. They may have a high "cool" factor,
but they aren't nearly as effective as a robust server in the
prompt delivery of valuable information. BFW's are simply the
best way of matching supply with demand in real time.
Agents vs. Big Fat Webservers