off-line operation


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off-line operation

[′ȯf¦līn ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
Operation of peripheral equipment in conjunction with, but not under the control of, the central processing unit.
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This toolkit will include APIs for access to Mariner's services and applications, as well as access to the other unique capabilities, such as persistent cache and off-line operation.
Also, according to Nielsen/Netratings, eleven of the fifteen most frequently visited Websites at the end of 2000 were firms with both online and off-line operations such as Toys 'R' Us and Barnes & Noble (Lee, 2001).
And, in the case of clicks and bricks companies, it is often difficult to separate their online and off-line operations.
That highlights the need for retailers to integrate on-line and off-line operations, says Blank.
No matter what the size of a company, the integration of information and of on- and off-line operations are important competitive differentiators.
Such integration of on- and off-line operations will allow companies to reinvent their value chains, thus opening up new sources of revenue and spawning new businesses.
Few retailers have a better understanding than REI of how to integrate online and off-line operations in a seamless approach," said Robert Spector, author of the book Anytime, Anywhere: How the best bricks and clicks businesses deliver seamless service to their customers.
Fat client benefits, such as optimal compression and full functional off-line operations, are combined with the thin client benefits of rapid application deployment and no administration-- all fully functional even when the device is not within wireless coverage.
com combines on-line and off-line operations to deliver exact technology solutions for customer needs in fast growing vertical segments.