Monday, October 5, 2015

electronic communication

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electronic communication - communication by computerelectronic communication - communication by computer  
transmission - communication by means of transmitted signals
data communicationdigital communication - electronic transmission of information that has beenencoded digitally (as for storage and processing by computers)
electronic mailemaile-mail - (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communicationin which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at therecipient's terminal when the recipient logs in; "you cannot send packages by electronic mail"
electronic messagingmessaging - the sending and processing of e-mail by computer
command promptprompt - (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computeris ready to receive a command

E-communication, or electronic communication, refers to the transfer of writing, signals, data, sounds, images, signs or intelligence sent via an electronic device. Some examples of e-communication are email, text messages, social media messaging and image sharing.E-communication is a common form of interaction for many people. The use of e-communication allows people to interact in different ways and combine many forms of media in the process. E-communication makes it easy to interact with groups through chat interfaces or video conferencing. Companies use electronic communications to enhance their business and avoid obstacles, such as long-distance communication with their clients or partners.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Communication

Technology in Modern Communication
Communication is needed for decision making, co-ordination, control and planning. Communication is requir2ed for processing information in the accounting department, finance department, personnel department, establishment, of public relations, sales department, market research, production department, purchase department etc. Communication with the government, shareholders and prospective investors, customers etc. is also required for the day to day functioning of the business concern. Conventional process of communication is not sufficient to meet the multidimensional needs of the business enterprises. So, the need for modern communication technology emerges to meet the desired need of modern business enterprises. Worldwide communication has been facilitated by the electronic transmission of data which connects individuals, regardless of geographic location, almost instantly.
Definition of Electronic Communication
Communication using electronic media known as electronic communication. Such communication allows transmission of message or information using computer systems, fax machine, e-mail, tele or video conferencing and sate lite network. People can easily share conversation, picture, image, sound, graphics, maps, interactive software and thousands of things for the development of electronic communication. Due to electronic technology, jobs, working locations and cultures are changing and therefore people can easily access to worldwide communication without any physical movement.
L.C. Bovee and Others said, “Electronic communication is the transmission of information using advanced techniques such as computer moderns, facsimile machines, voice mail, electronic mail, teleconferencing, video cassettes, and private television networks.”
Advantages of Electronic Communication

The following points highlight on the advantages of electronic communication:

1. Speedy tra16nsmission:  It requires only few seconds to communicate through electronic media because it supports quick transmission.
2. Wide coverage: World has become a global village and communication around the globe requires a second only.

3. Low cost: Electronic communication saves time and money. For example Text sms is cheaper than traditional letter.
4. Exchange of feedback: Electronic communication allows instant exchange of feedback. So communication becomes perfect using electronic media.
5. Managing global operation: Due to advancement of electronic media, business managers can easily control operation across the globe. Video or teleconferencing e-mail and mobile communication are helping managers in this regard.
Disadvantages of Electronic Communication
Electronic communication is not free from the below limitations :
1. Volume of data: The volume of telecommunication information is increasing in such a fast rate that business people are unable to absorb it within relevant time limit.7
2. Cost of development: Electronic communication requires huge investment for infrastructural development. Frequent change in technology also demands for further investment.
3. Legal status: Data or information, if faxed, may be distorted and will cause zero value in the eye of law.
4. Undelivered data: Data may not be retrieved due to system error or fault with the technology . Hence required service will be delayed

5. Dependency: Technology is changing everyday and therefore poor countries face problem as they cannot afford new or advanced technology. Therefore poor countries need to be dependent towards developed countries for sharing global network.

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