UK Telecoms and ICT Index and Links - E

E-COMMERCE or ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

features:E-commerce business benefits
E-commerce for SME small business
International export multilingual websites

related index entries:B2B - Business-to-Business
B2C - Business-to-Consumer
DISINTERMEDIATION
EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
M-COMMERCE or MOBILE COMMERCE


EDGE - Enhanced Data GSM Environment
EDGE is a digital mobile technology, expected to be commercially available in 2001. It is faster than GSM, and considered to be the evolutionary standard on the way to UMTS.

external links:Intellect (an amalgamation of the Federation of the Electronics Industry FEI and the CSSA)
The 'voice of the industry' with good links to information about mobile health issues among other techie stuff.

information sheets:Mobile Offices Using High Speed Data
Mobile Videoconferencing & Image Transmission Using High Speed Data
Overview of Mobile Data Technology
Video Surveillance Using Mobile High Speed Data

related index entries:MOBILE DATA SERVICE
MOBILE TELEPHONY


EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
Proprietory point-to-point, virtual private network or Internet technologies used for exchanging orders, invoices and payments electronically.

related index entries:E-COMMERCE or ELECTRONIC COMMERCE


E-MAIL or ELECTRONIC MAIL

information sheets:business email applications and services
Internet business applications
Netiquette: e-mail and forum etiquette

related index entries:NETIQUETTE


EMS - enhanced messaging service
as the term implies this is an advance on SMS which allows graphics, sounds and other enhanced features to be incorporated into mobile phone text messages.

information sheets:Business mobile communications
Buyer's guide to business mobile phones and services
Dating by SMS text messaging
Mobile phone ring-tones, music, games, apps, video downloads and other stuff.

features:Choosing a business mobile phone network

related index entries:MOBILE PHONES
SMS - Short Message Service


ENCRYPTION
The coding of information, for example to stop people reading credit card numbers sent over the Internet.


ETHERNET
A system used in local area networking which allows computers to communicate with each other and exchange data at 10 or 100mbps and now up to 1gbps.

related index entries:NETWORK


ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute
Has the primary responsibility within Europe for the production of telecommunications standards for pan-European application.

external links:ETSI


EXCHANGE
A building or cabinet where local loop wiring converges and calls are directed to their destination, either back over the local loop or over a trunk line to the wider network.


EXTENSION
A telephone, usually connected to a PBX, which does not have direct access to the public network.


EXTRANET
A network connecting a group of companies or organisations using Internet protocols, but separate from the Internet. Often part of an organisation's intranet shared with other organisations.




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