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Chapter 7 (item 2)- Describe several uses for communication technology.

1. Paging: sending short numeric or text messages to a person’s pager
Most often used for onsite paging applications

2. Messaging: two-way paging
Most often takes place today via a mobile phone

3.Global positioning system (GPS): Uses satellites and a receiver to determine the exact geographic location of the receiver

4. Videoconferencing: use of communications technology for real-time, face-to-face meetings between individuals located in different places

5. Collaborative computing (workgroup computing): using a computer and communications technology to work together on documents and other project components

6. Telecommuting: individuals work at home and communicate with their place of business and clients via communications technologies

7. Telemedicine: use of communications technology to provide medical information and services

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