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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

eXplore the eWorld!

In the world of computers we encounter a lot of words starting with 'e' which means electronic and it refers to the digital representation of the content.
Lets have a look at some of these eWords, and try to understand them in a very easy way...

e-paper - its a portable, reusable storage and display medium that can be repeatedly written on (i.e. refreshed) - millions of time.
Information to be displayed is downloaded through a connection to a computer or a cell phone.
epaper is used for applications such as ebooks, electronic newspapers, portable signs and foldable, rollable displays.

ebrochure - its like the brochure which explains the reader about the product, company etc, but the difference here is that ebrochure is a digital presentation style that consists of bullets, images, animations, graphics to inform the viewer (reader) about the product, company or service.

ebook - this is an electronic book which consists of variety of content that is published in a format that is small in size, portable and at the same time have all the features of a print version plus even there is an option of text being converted to speech.

eLibrary - its a virtual library that stores and delivers content that is exclusive, collection of articles, reports, features and tools. It can be seen as a personal online research centre. Its available for online reading or downloading.

e-form - a digital representation of a paper form. eforms can be filled out easily and even faster. It can automatically format, calculate, look up, and validate information for the user. And all this possible due to the programming associated with them. With electronic submission of completed forms one not only saves time but also eliminates the cost of errors.

e-outsourcing - term used for a business, where buying information technology products and services that could be furnished in-house from one or variety of sources on the internet.

e-services - these are electronic services which are very fast services. And they perform work, achieve tasks, or complete transactions where many business services can be provided for a business or consumer using the Web.

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