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GRAPHIC: How a Mythical Merchant Uses Three Avenues of the Net for E-Commerce (.pdf)

This graphic illustrates how a company ("Cool Sportz") might combine the public Internet, its internal intranet, and a company-client-supplier extranet to run its business. With all of them connected via open software standards, Cool Sportz can use these three different levels of network to do everything from designing its clothing and collaborating with its ad agency to ordering supplies and dealing with manufacturers to taking orders from retail customers.

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GRAPHIC: How a Mythical Merchant Uses Three Avenues of the Net for E-Commerce (.pdf)



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