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Internets and Intranets

Internets and Intranets

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A Fairly Comprehensive Guide - all about the World of Internet & Intranet.
Originally made in Word with a Table of Contents (the hyperlinks in this PDF conversion do not work - sorry, Word only).
A Fairly Comprehensive Guide - all about the World of Internet & Intranet.
Originally made in Word with a Table of Contents (the hyperlinks in this PDF conversion do not work - sorry, Word only).

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Published by: HadianGates on Jul 31, 2010
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Internets and Intranets 5
 
Connection Methods 5
 
What Different Types of Connection, Hardware and Software are needed forInternet and Intranet Access? 5
 
The Internet What is it and how does it work? 5
 
What is the Intranet? 6
 
The World Wide Web (WWW) 6
 
A Web of Computers
 
How the Web Works
 
Broadband or Dial Up? 9
 
Always On
 
Shared Phone Line
 
Cutting Costs
 
Business Development 10 
 
Staying Competitive 10 
 
Types of Connection 11
 
Dial Up Connections 11
 
DSL Connections 11
 
Cable Connections 13 
 
Wireless Connections 14 
 
Satellite Connections 14 
 
The Essentials for Broadband 16
 
Minimum Specifications and Equipment 16 
 
Internet Service Providers 17 
 
Security 17 
 
The Internet Users Shopping List 17 
 
Plug-ins 18 
 
Comparison between Connection Types 19
 
Bandwidth 19 
 
DSL or Dial Up? 20 
 
DSL or Cable? 20 
 
“The Need for Speed” 21
 
Recommendations for Speed 22 
 
Download Limits 22 
 
Recommendations for Download Limit Deals 23 
 
Tips on choosing an ISP 23
 
Local Loop Unbundling 23 
 
Other Factors Affecting Choices 24 
 
Factors Affecting Groups of Users 26
 
The Disabled User 26
 
Vision 26 
 
Hearing 27 
 
Mobility 27 
 
Cognitive and learning difficulties 28 
 
Dyslexia 28 
 
Colour Blindness 29 
 
Epilepsy 32 
 
The Elderly 32
 
Those Whose 1
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Language is Not English 32
 
Web Users from Outside the Industry or New Users 33
 
Summary 33
 
Advantages of the Internet 34 
 
Disadvantages of the Internet 35 
 
Different Ways the Connection Can Be Used 36
 
 
 
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The NHS National Programme for IT 38
 
What is N3? 38
 
National Programme Systems and Services 39
 
N3 39 
 
NHS Care Records Service 39 
 
Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS) 39 
 
Choose and Book 39 
 
Electronic Prescription Service 39 
 
Support for GP IT 39 
 
NHSmail 39 
 
Benefits for patients 40
 
Benefits from New Infrastructure (N3) 40
 
Novell ZENworks 40
 
Internet and the NHS 40
 
NHS Choices 41
 
Medical advice now 41
 
Find services 41
 
Health A-Z 41
 
Compare hospitals 41
 
Live Well 41
 
Carers Direct 41
 
Behind the headlines 41
 
The NHS in England 41
 
NHS Talk 41
 
Videos, multimedia tools and links 41
 
NHS Choices mobile 42 
 
Your comments 42 
 
Get your own account 42 
 
NHS Choices Intermediaries Training Programme 42 
 
Health Space 42
 
Choose and Book 42 
 
Health and Lifestyle information 42 
 
Calendar and Address Book 42 
 
Summary Care Record 42 
 
NHS Direct 43
 
NHS Mail 43
 
NHS Connecting For Health 43
 
NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service 44 
 
The Map of Medicine 44 
 
The Logical Record Architecture 44 
 
The Electronic Prescription Service 44 
 
And much more 44 
 
NHS Jobs 44
 
East Lancashire PCT and the Stop Smoking Department 45
 
East Lancs PCT Website 45
 
East Lancs PCT Intranet 45
 
SORCE 45 
 
The Stop Smoking Database (EPRS) 45
 
Microsoft Access Reporting System (MARS) 46
 
Request Forms 46
 
Browser Facilities 47
 
Facilities available in browser software and how to make the most of them 47
 
What is a Web Browser? 47
 
Types of Web Browsers 47
 
Internet Explorer 47 
 
Mozilla Firefox 47 
 
 
 
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Safari 47 
 
Opera 48 
 
Google Chrome 48 
 
Netscape Navigator/Netscape 48 
 
Browser Performance and Settings 48
 
Internet Options 49 
 
Performance of the Computer 49 
 
A Fast Web Browser 49 
 
Tabbed Browsing 49 
 
Simultaneous Connections 50 
 
Add-ons 50 
 
Disable Pop-ups 50 
 
The Cache & Temporary Internet Files 50 
 
Cookies 51
 
Browsing History 51
 
Turn off Phishing Filter 51
 
RSS Feeds 52 
 
ClearType 52 
 
The Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 53 
 
Web Slices in Internet Explorer 8 53 
 
Privacy and Optimising Utilities 53 
 
First Computer Literacy Support Services (1st C.L.A.S.S.) 54 
 
Online Support from the Manufacturer 54 
 
What’s available on the Internet, Intranets and the World Wide Web 56
 
Opportunities to Post or Publish Material to Web Sites 57
 
Social Networking Sites 57 
 
Blogging 57 
 
WIKIS 58 
 
Social Bookmarking Sites 58 
 
RSS 58 
 
Multi-Media 59 
 
Real-time Communication 59 
 
Tags 59 
 
Web Forums and Newsgroups 60 
 
Multi-Media on the Web 61
 
Plug-ins, Media Players and Multimedia Types 61
 
Audio 61
 
Video 61
 
Live Cams/Live TV 62 
 
Embedded media 62 
 
The World of Search Engines 63
 
General Search Engines 64
 
Meta Search Engines 64
 
How they work and How to use them 65
 
Subject Searching 65 
 
Natural Language Searching 65 
 
Keyword Searching 66 
 
Relevancy Rankings 66 
 
Meta-tags 67 
 
Refining Your Search 67
 
Boolean Operators 68 
 
Creating Websites 69
 
The Basics 69
 
Courses 70
 
My Website 1
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C.L.A.S.S. 70 
 
Scribd 71
 
You Tube Video 72 
 
The Audio Documentary 73 
 
Online Courses and Tutorials 73 
 
Website Builders 73
 
Security Risks in Using the Internet 74
 
Why is Internet Security Important? 74
 

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