A means to deliver personalized information automatically to a user's desktop.
Software that automates the delivery of information to users. In contrast, the Web is a "pull" environment that requires a user to seek information. In a "push" environment, information is sent to a person proactively, through a Web browser, e-mail, or even voice mail or a pager. In business, push technology can be used for the conveyance of time-sensitive information, like changes in commodity pricing or the introduction of promotional programs to a sales force. Enterprises can employ push technology to communicate externally with their clients or internally with their employees over a network.
Push is used to deliver web pages to the users desktop PC without them specifically requesting each page. It is the Internet equivalent of a TV channel hence it is sometimes also known as NetCasting. Important players are Marimba, Pointcast, Microsoft (Internet Explorer 4.0) and Netscape (Netcaster).
In the client/ server relationship, data that is sent to the client computer without the client requesting it. For example, an unwanted email message. Show entire glossary || Download glossary
Push technology implies that a server initiates content delivery to their clients. It is often used in cases where clients want to keep updated with the new data a server generates.
Refers to information flowing to an user from a host, vendor, or server.
Software engineered to retrieve Web sites and bring them to your computer rather than users actively seeking (pulling) them through search engines and other methods. Push technology makes the Internet experience more like television in that the user is more passive, viewing sites that are more pertinent to the user’s taste and preference.
In reference to the Internet or other online services, technology that sends information directly to a user's computer.
Automatically delivered information to a viewer who specifies some requirements; Push technology Compiles information from several sources. It is contrasted with pull technology where the user actively, searches for information (e.g., by using a search engine).
A message is delivered to a receiver without their explicit request. Unprompted e-mail is an example of push technology.
Internet tool that delivers specific information directly to a user's desktop, eliminating the need to surf for it. PointCast, which delivers news in user-defined categories, is a popular example of this technology.
In reference to the Internet or other online services, the technology whereby information is sent directly to a user's computer.
Push technology or Webcasting enables Web sites to deliver their content directly to users' desktop computers.
In electronic marketing, to send data to another computer without a direct request from (via) that computer. ^ back to the top ^^ back to the top ^ Router A device that bridges an internal network to another network. Take a ferry as an example: cars that need to go to the other side of a body of water (another network) need to use the ferry (the router). If they want to stay on their side, they simply don't go on the ferry. Also a device used to bridge a computer to a long distance digital communications network, such as ISDN.^ back to the top ^ Streaming A technique for transferring data (usually over the Internet ) in a continuous flow to allow large multimedia files to be viewed before the entire file has been downloaded to a client's computer. ^ back to the top ^ TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) This is the suite of protocols that defines the Internet. Originally designed for the UNIX operating system, TCP/IP software is now available for every major kind of computer operating system.
The transmission of information directly to a user based on a user profile or previously configured request. RIO(Reusable Information Object) A collection of content, practice and assessment items relating to a specific learning objective. RIOs are most commonly associated with the Cisco RLO-RIO strategy, a methodology and set of practices for developing reusable learning content. Click here to learn more.
Internet technology that allows information to be delivered or "pushed" directly to a user who subscribes to it. PointCast, Yahoo, and other services provide news to users who can customize their news reports by selecting topics like sports, world news, and business that are entered into a database. Go to Top
Collective name for technologieswhereby information or software is sent from the server to the browser via the World Wide Web. See also: channel
Uses e-mail or other tools to actively provide you with information, instead of waiting for you to go get the information (known as pull technology).
A technique used to initiate delivery of information from a web server to a properly equipped client.
An Internet technology that sends prearranged information to users before they actually request it. The user sets up a profile specifying the type of information that they require.
Push technology refers to a set of technologies whereby information is delivered from a central server to a client computer, often by means of an Internet-based content delivery network.
Allows you to select topics or services that are then sent directly to your computer or to your email box without you having to search or ask for them again. You can, for example, automatically receive weather reports, stock market quotes, news headlines, and many other topics on your desktop or in your email.
This technology was first popularized by Pointcast, a company offering a client that would allow data to be "pushed" into it from an external server. The...
information delivered directly to the desktop of a PC. An alternative to surfing for information on sites you already know.
A way of pushing information to an Internet user in background mode. While the user is browsing or accessing email, ‘channels’ of information (according to user selection) are pushed into their local computer invisibly. They may be viewed later by user selection, or activated as a screen saver. Pointcast, for example, scrolls ticker tape style stock prices, and shows panels of information (including news headlines, company and industry news, and weather forecasts) when the users’ computer is otherwise idle.
Push technology is a network architecture that allows the broadcast of information, generally on a subscription basis (e.g. the client "subscribes" to a certain page or channel). This may be news broadcasts, stock market data, etc. So far, the dream of program distribution by these means has not been realized. The idea behind Push is fundamentally flawed because clients receive information passively.
The delivery of web-based content to the user's desktop without the need to visit a site to download information. E-mail can also be considered to be a push technology. A particular type of information is a push channel.
You are using push technology when you allow data to be sent automatically to your computer at regular intervals, such as news updates every hour, or when triggered by an event, such as when a web page is updated. Push technology has been touted as an alternative to the way the World Wide Web currently operates, where users go online to search for information.
Providers of information broadcast their content to the Web users who have requested it.
A mechanism for sending information to your browser from a web site at prearranged intervals. You state what information you are interested in and how often you want it updated and the Web site transmits its contents to you accordingly. You do not have to go back and request the latest information. The same technology is referred to as Netcasting by Netscape and Channels by Microsoft.
The means of automatically delivering information via the Internet to a pre-selected audience through audience members' Web servers.
A program that updates news, weather, or other selected information on a computer user's desktop interface through periodic and generally unobtrusive transmission over the World Wide Web.
Push technology, also called server push or webcasting, describes an Internet-based content delivery system where information is delivered from a central server to a client computer based upon a predefined set of request parameters outlined by the client computer. A client computer such as a desktop home user would subscribe to various information topics provided by a content provider and as that content is created by the content provider, such information is "pushed" or delivered across the Internet to the desktop home user and displayed on that user's computer. Push Technology differs from normal World Wide Web usage, where a user has to request a Web Site through a web browser.