The Internet has and is still changing the way information is generated, accessed and distributed.  In addition to that, we have the Web's ability to access data in databases (local and remote), as well as the simplicity of the interface and the platform-independent functionality.

     Due to the rapid expansion and availability, security has become an issue.  Business information is now in the public domain, so competition is fiercer that ever.  An leading example is the U.S. government's Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database, which contains financial information about thousands of businesses.  Also, business can use the Internet to provide marketing and customer support through the use of Intranets (for users inside the company) and Extranets (to make information available to other companies or customers).  Another use for Internet technologies is developing front-line and back-end applications.          









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