The author believes that Online Business Systems are both Heterogeneous and Hetero-standard. This means infrastructure of these systems are supported and serviced by different service providers operating with different security and quality standards. On the contrary, most expert and non expert end users and consumers of Online Business Systems view it as heterogeneous and homo-standard. Consumers view Online Business as services from different providers, however of equal security and quality standard. In a world where electronic commerce activities transcend the walls and boundaries of every country, this cannot be the case. Due to the conflicting demands of Online Business, there is no single technology that is capable of meeting the consumer’s demand. This causes the need to understand concepts underpinning heterogeneous and hetero-standard systems across global computer networks.
KeywordsTransmission Control Protocol Wireless Local Area Network Internet Protocol Wide Area Network User Datagram Protocol
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