(ē-guv´&rn-ment) (n.) A generic term that refers to any government functions or processes that are carried out in digital form over the Internet. Local, state and federal governments essentially set up central Web sites from which the public (both private citizens and businesses) can find public information, download government forms and contact government representatives. For example, there are many states within the U.S. that offer on-line filing of state income taxes every year, which reduces the amount of paperwork, streamlines the process and speeds the amount of time that taxes are filed.
E-government also refers to the standard processes that different government agencies use in order to communicate with each other and streamline processes.
Education via the Internet, network, or standalone computer. e-learning is essentially the network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. e-learning refers to using electronic applications and processes to learn. e-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, […]
- e-mail aliasing
The practice of having multiple e-mail addresses all resolve to a single e-mail address. For example: a small business has an employee with the e-mail address [email protected]. This person is responsible for the sales and customer service of the company which have the separate e-mail addresses [email protected] and [email protected] to handle the business of those […]
- e-mail appending
(ē´māl &-pend´ing) (n.) The process of merging a database of customer information that lacks email addresses for the customers with a third-party’s database of email addresses in an attempt to match the e-mail addresses with the information in the initial database. A typical email appending scenario involves a business that has name, address and telephone […]
- e-mail bomb
A malicious act where huge numbers of e-mails are directed to a specific system or a targeted user of that system. Mail bombs will usually fill the allotted space on an e-mail server for the users e-mail and can result in crashing the e-mail server, or at the very least, possibly rendering the user’s computer […]
- Email Client
An application that runs on a personal computer or workstation and enables you to send, receive and organize e-mail. It’s called a client because e-mail systems are based on a client-server architecture. Mail is sent from many clients to a central server, which re-routes the mail to its intended destination.