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What Does Exchange To Exchange Mean?

Exchange to exchange (E2E), in the context of IT, is the interaction between websites and the businesses that operate them. Certain kinds of transactions called "exchanges" between websites constitute what IT professionals could call an "exchange to exchange" operation.

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Techopedia Explains Exchange To Exchange

It’s important to note that the meaning of E2E in information technology is related to the perception of a website as an exchange—a platform for exchanging goods, services or values. For example, if a certain website is a resource for buyers and sellers of a commodity, and that website is linked to another site that processes transactions, user activity that is linked between the two sites could be seen as an E2E interaction.

Although E2E can mean "exchange to exchange," it has also been used to represent the term "end to end." The end-to-end principle in IT involves the placement of certain software functions in a network’s end hosts, rather than in other network segments. For this reason, those talking about E2E should be careful to provide context and show which of these two ideas they are talking about when discussing IT implementation of E2E solutions.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.