JavaNet Internet Cafe

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JavaNet will provide full access to email, WWW, FTP, Usenet and other Internet applications such as Telnet and Gopher. Printing, scanning, and introductory courses to the Internet will also be available to the customer. JavaNet will also provide customers with a unique and innovative environment for enjoying great coffee, specialty beverages, and bakery items.

3.1 Competitive Comparison

JavaNet will be the first Internet cafe in Eugene. JavaNet will differentiate itself from the strictly-coffee cafes in Eugene by providing its customers with Internet and computing services.

3.2 Service Description

JavaNet will provide its customers with full access to the Internet and common computer software and hardware. Some of the Internet and computing services available to JavaNet customers are listed below:

  • Access to external POP3 email accounts.
  • Customers can sign up for a JavaNet email account. This account will be managed by JavaNet servers and accessible from computer systems outside the JavaNet network.
  • FTP, Telnet, Gopher, and other popular Internet utilities will be available.
  • Access to Netscape or Internet Explorer browser.
  • Access to laser and color printing.
  • Access to popular software applications like Adobe PhotoShop and Microsoft Word.

JavaNet will also provide its customers with access to introductory Internet and email classes. These classes will be held in the afternoon and late in the evening. By providing these classes, JavaNet will build a client base familiar with its services. The computers, Internet access, and classes wouldn't mean half as much if taken out of the environment JavaNet will provide. Good coffee, specialty drinks, bakery goods, and a comfortable environment will provide JavaNet customers with a home away from home. A place to enjoy the benefits of computing in a comfortable and well-kept environment.

3.3 Fulfillment

JavaNet will obtain computer support and Internet access from Bellevue Computers located in Eugene. Bellevue will provide the Internet connections, network consulting, and the hardware required to run the JavaNetwork. Allann Brothers will provide JavaNet with coffee equipment, bulk coffee, and paper supplies. At this time, a contract for the bakery items has not been completed. JavaNet is currently negotiating with Humble Bagel and the French Horn to fulfill the requirement.

3.4 Technology

JavaNet will invest in high-speed computers to provide its customers with a fast and efficient connection to the Internet. The computers will be reliable and fun to work with. JavaNet will continue to upgrade and modify the systems to stay current with communications technology. One of the main attractions associated with Internet cafes, is the state of the art equipment available for use. Not everyone has a Pentium PC in their home or office.

3.5 Future Services

As JavaNet grows, more communications systems will be added. The possibility of additional units has been accounted for in the current floor plan. As the demand for Internet connectivity increases, along with the increase in competition, JavaNet will continue to add new services to keep its customer base coming back for more.