Description: Wi-Fi technology adoption is on the rise in India, and the world’s most pervasive wireless local networking technology is enabling social and economic development across the region, according to new research sponsored by the Wi-Fi Alliance and conducted by Tonse Telecom. The report, titled “Wi-Fi in India: A Key Enabler of Economic, Social and Community Development,” cites growing laptop sales, rising broadband penetration, and pervasive use of mobile phones for rich content transfer as key harbingers of widespread Wi-Fi use among a growing segment of India’s more than 1.1 billion citizens.
Description: Many companies rely on wikis to engage customers in ongoing discussions about products. Wikis for Motorola and T-Mobile handsets serve as continually updated user guides. TV networks including ABC and CBS are creating fan wikis that let viewers interact with each other as they unravel mysteries from such shows as Lost and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Description: 2:34 minutes. Link to YouTube video describing wikis and use in business. This is an opportunity to discuss pros & cons for business usage. A wiki is a server software that allows users to freely create & edit Web page content. Wikis support hyperlinks & have simple text syntax for creating new pages & crosslinks between internal pages.
Description: 3: 52 minutes. Wikis support hyperlinks and have simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages. Discuss implications to business. Wikis are productivity enhancers due to simplicity and universality of use and application.
Description: eBay is The World’s Online Marketplace™. Founded in 1995, eBay created a powerful platform for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and businesses. On any given day, there are millions of items across thousands of categories for sale on eBay, as well as on Half.com, eBay’s site dedicated to fixed price trading. eBay enables trade on a local, national and international basis with customized sites in markets around the world.
Description: Link to Information Builders article for discussion related to decision support systems and their use. A properly designed DSS is an interactive software-based system intended to help decision makers compile useful information from raw data, documents, personal knowledge, and/or business models to identify and solve problems and make decisions.