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web browser

A computer program that interprets HTML and other Internet languages and protocols and displays web pages on a monitor.

web browser

Browser Online A software tool–eg, Internet Explorer, Foxfire, Opera that requests and displays HTML documents and other Internet or intranet resources using HTTP; WBs enable Internet navigation to Web sites, by typing in key words or phrases on the subject of interest; once a Web address–or URL–is typed the WB sends the user to a 'home page'. See Surf, URL, Web, Web site.
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"Desktop Browsers installed from the Store aren't more secured by default.
The only IT infrastructure required is a desktop browser and access to the Internet.
In addition to streamlined collaboration, GeNet means that we no longer have to mail a CD to a lab every time we run the array scanner -- we can simply publish the results in a database that can be accessed from any desktop browser. Researchers can then further analyze their data with sophisticated visualization tools."
In addition to e-mail, you get Web access through the Blazer browser, which is more like a desktop browser than a mobile phone browser.
Finally, once a week, the AirWavz system e-mails him users' access reports that tell him which subcontractors are using the system, how often, and by what means, desktop browser or PDA.
COMMUNITY features include workforce forecasting; optimized scheduling; tracking; adherence monitoring; intraday, multisite and multiskill management; multimedia; and vacation planning modules, all available to COMMUNITY "members" via a desktop browser. COMMUNITY'S Web-based platform helps streamline installation and deployment time, saving IT budgets and resources for other tasks.
Used by hundreds of companies and government agencies worldwide-such as Chevron-Texaco, SBC, Bank of America, and the United Nations--Net-It Central provides push-button intranet publishing of many different document types, including spreadsheets, memos, illustrations, and presentations (including animations), to any desktop browser without the need to install client software or plug-ins.
If an administrator wants to do a check request, the form is pulled down from the middleware database right into the desktop browser. Once the form is completed, the integrated workflow technology routes it to the appropriate officer, eliminating the need for paper.
ORACLE chairman Larry Ellison on his belief that Microsoft made a strategic mistake in attacking the desktop browser market rather than server-side players like Oracle: "Maybe they thought they'd take care of us later after they dealt with Netscape.
The goal of an Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) is deceptively simple: pull together all the information users need to do their jobs--no matter where it resides in the organization--and present it to them in a consistent manner through their desktop browser. Yet how to do just that and what combination of technologies and capabilities will deliver the goods is the subject of tremendous FUD right now, as upwards of fifty vendors frantically scramble for customers in an embryonic market.
Epicon has launched Altis ASP, a new version of its desktop systems management tool designed to help ASP's manage the desktop side of hosted applications, from desktop browser applications to high-end ERP packages.
The most obvious sign that it is a glitch is the outdated design of the product page when viewing it from a desktop browser. Also, there hasn't been any update from Apple that it is preparing to relaunch the product.