The internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. In the next five to ten years I can truly see myself as having a role and future in the internet.
Millions of people worldwide are using the Internet to share information, make new associations and communicate. Individuals and businesses, from students to journalists, to consultants, programmers and corporate giants are all harnessing the power of the Internet. For many businesses the Internet has became essential to there operations. It has became this way because of the ability to send and receive data such as: messages, notes, letters, documents, pictures, video, sound and just about any form of communication, as effortlessly as making a phone call. It is easy to understand why the Internet is, and will even more rapidly become the corporate communication medium in the next five to ten years.
With the explosion of the World Wide Web, anyone can publish his or her ideas to the world. Before, in order to be heard one would have to go through publishers who were willing to invest in his ideas to get something put into print with the start of the Internet, anyone who has something to say can be heard by the world. By letting everyone speak their mind, this opens up all new ways of thinking to anyone who is willing to listen. Moreover, the Internet is an information resource for people to research, gathering new data on key search aspects of your market. Perhaps most importantly, the Internet offers a new way of doing business. A virtual market-place where customers can, at the push of a button, selects goods, place an order and pay using a secure electronic transaction.