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Learning Exercise

Material: Webopedia - Computer and Internet Technology Compendium
Submitted by: George Schell on Feb 18, 2000
Date Last Modified: May 16, 2000
Title: Computer and Internet Technology Research
Description: Use Webopedia to track down definitions of technology terms as well as revealing relationships between technologies.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 30 minutes
Topics: reference material for computer and Internet technology
Course: Computer Literacy and/or Intro to Information Systems
Audience: College Lower Div Major
Prerequisites Skills: none
Learning Objectives: Learn how to use the Webopedia resource to research terms and concepts of information technology.
Technical Notes: none
Text of Learning Exercise: Access the Webopedia site and search for the term "ERP." What does "ERP" stand for and is it hardware, software, or something else? Write a two paragraph (6 to 10 sentences) synopsis of ERP. Be sure to identify at least two major ERP vendors. Also, report the amount of ERP sales world-wide and provide the reference for the sales amount you report. [Note: you may need to link to related articles and Web pages referenced within Webopedia.]
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