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WEB Quest 1


Your assignment today is to do a WEB Quest search for the following questions and email them back to me by Friday, November 17. The time deadline is 11:59 p.m. on that day.

  1. What is middleware? What is gained by making electronic mail a middleware application?
  2. List some of the advantages of electronic mail. Disadvantages.
  3. List some of the advantages of computer conferencing. How you receive new postings in USENET? In LISTSERV?
  4. Name three standards for exchanges between electronic mail hosts. Which standard is the most widely used? Why do you need directory standards?
  5. What are the two dimensions of GroupWare? Where does desktop videoconferencing fit in this taxonomy? What about electronic meeting rooms? Lotus Notes? Workflow automation? Project management?