Internet - The World Wide Web
Technology is evolving at breakneck speed. The cost of hardware, software, and Internet access continues to drop and the capabilities offered continue to advance. The size of the Web population continues to grow, and it’s demographic mirrors society as a whole. The numbers of places people are when they access the Web is increasing as well.
The ubiquity of the Web
People are also getting more in the habit of going to the Web site for their news. The major newspapers have Web sites that contain updates of their print articles and late breaking news. Instead of being tied to on-the-hour or quarter-hour news broadcasts, you can visit your favorite television station’s Web site for late breaking news. When you want to find out the five day weather forecast in virtually any town throughout the United States, you can locate it on the Web.
The Web is no longer a novelty. For many, it is not even exciting. It is simply a universal communications tool, as accepted as the television or telephone, to help people locate information on demand. The implication is that your customers and prospects are likely to turn to your Web site before calling you on the phone or visiting your place of business. If your Web site does not project an accurate image of your firm’s offerings and attitudes, you will not get a second chance for their business. Soon, Web-based video conferencing will reduce the amount of business travel as people in distant offices will be able to communicate without leaving their home towns—or their homes.
Increased bandwidth and speed
These fast and convenient Internet connections take much of the frustration out of the Web and make it possible for you to incorporate advanced media to communicate sound and video on your Web site.
The Web is a global phenomenon
The Web browser is the universal platform for business
The Web eliminates the need for you to purchase or develop custom software. This universal acceptance of Web standards means that your will continue to grow and you can easily customize your Web site for customers without starting from scratch.
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Doing business on the Web
Defining your needs
Building your Web site
Selling your products
Learn from successful sites
Understanding the Internet
Mastering Search Engines
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