The Internet is the global system of interconnected mainframe, personal, and wireless computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite to link billions of devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies, and by now almost everyone knows that it gave a really big help to humanity since the day it was first invented. So what are the benefits of this so called internet?
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of the Internet is cost savings. Information at faster speeds saves time, which either saves or makes money. Many functions in the business process, i.e. bookkeeper, have been automated, which has helped to streamline processes and reduce the cost of labor.
Vast range of information
Think of any search term and type it into a search engine. We can pretty much guarantee that you will find web sites with information on that term. It doesn’t matter what you want to know about, you will find something on the Internet that can provide the information you need.
When using the Internet for research, countless websites appear for whatever search query is entered. Each of these sites has one or more authors or associated organizations. Who authored or sponsored a website is very important to the accuracy and reliability of the information presented on the website.
While computers have been blamed for decreased activity and interaction in the local community, the Internet has been credited with providing a window into the global world. It allows anyone with a computer to think globally and has allowed the business world to forge international relationships with new vendors and new customers.
The Internet provides many ways to enable you to communicate and keep in contact with people at all hours of the day and night. From email, forums, chatrooms, telephone calls, skype fax and video conferencing. There are many choices and the list goes on.This ability has helped many companies grow from a small local company into a large, multi-national organizations.
One of the main advantages of the Internet is how fast things can be updated. When a news story breaks, the BBC website can have that news on its pages within a couple of minutes. They can keep adding more information as it becomes available. If that were a newspaper, you would have to wait up to a day to read about the news. Even news on the television takes longer to get to you than the Internet.
The Internet is always available for you to use, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You don’t have to wait for it to open or wait for someone to make it available. It is just there, when you need it and for whatever you need.