The Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 2

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Hossein Bidgoli
John Wiley & Sons, 2004 - Computers - 944 pages
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The definitive, three-volume Internet Encyclopedia covers every aspect of the Internet for professionals. This up-to-date compendium offers a broad perspective on the Internet as a business tool, an IT platform, and a medium for communications and commerce. It presents leading-edge theory and recent developments as described by global experts from such prestigious institutions as Stanford University and Harvard University, and such leading corporations as Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. Key features include: Detailed cross-referencing and extensive references to additional reading More than 200 articles vigorously peer-reviewed by more than 800 academics and practitioners from around the world More than 1,000 illustrations and tables for in-depth understanding of complex subjects Eleven major subject categories that address key issues in design, utilization, and management of Internet-based systems.

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Contents

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Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC lab in the United States. He is the author of 43 textbooks, 27 manuals, and over four dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications, e-commerce, and information systems, which have been published and presented throughout the world. Dr. Bidgoli also serves as the editor-in-chief of Encyclopedia of Information Systems.

Dr.Bidgoli was selected as the California State University, Bakersfield's 2001-2002 Professor of the year.

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