Importance Of INTERNET by Waseem Hyder|
SENSE OF EMPOWERMENT
Shorts for inter network. A set of computer networks that may be dissimilar and are joined together by means of gateways that handle data transfer and conversion of messages from the sending networks protocols to those of the receiving network.
The genesis of the Internet was a decentralized network called ARPANET created by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1969 to facilitate communications in the event of a nuclear attack. Currently the Internet offers a range of services to users, such as e-mail, the World Wide Web, Usenet news, telnet, and others.
Information research is a dedication to learning. This needs specific research skills, an awareness of research tools and gifted mind. Without knowledge of and access to relevant research worthy resources, your search will be severely limited and doubtful. Internet is the only vast field of exploring which provide us the source of research tools. If we give a name explorer to Internet that wouldnt be wrong, in a sense that explorer itself means to inquire something or to examine something. Internet is widely used in the field where there is a work of research. Internet is not minimize to this field only, it also provide us the best source of entertainment.
Internet had changed our lives in many ways, it had change the way we communicate. It had galvanized or we can say demoralize the postal services. However in the process, it had given us the tremendous sense of empowerment. And it is the beauty of the Internet that every web user has now become a potential publisher.
At one level internet is identified with triviality and mediocrity, while at the other it is the best thing that have happened to mankind after the invention of wheel.
The most important manifestation about Internets revolution was its impact on communication. The days of snail-mail looked numbered, the moment Internet arrived on the scene. Since E-mail was accurate, reliable and convenient, it became the house hold phenomena.
Besides proving its utility as an effective communication tool, e-mail has also come of age as an interactive communication tool. Group users and Newsletters have now become a mean of getting ones point of view across other person or group of people.
Over the Internet we deal with all aspects of data authentication, privacy, integrity, and verification for transactions. For example, credit card purchases via a World Wide Web browser require attention to Internet security issues. To ensure that the credit card number is not intercepted by an intruder or copied from the server where the number is stored, and to verify that the credit card number is actually sent by the person who claims to be sending it.
Internet Security and Acceleration Server software, (application from Microsoft Corporation) to increase the security and performance of Internet access for businesses. Internet Security and Acceleration Server provides an enterprise firewall and high-performance Web cache server to securely manage the flow of information from the Internet.
One of the most important features relating to Internet trading field is e-commerce. Although e-commerce is poise to become one of the key forums of future trade within this decade, unfortunately, Pakistan is way behind most of the countries of the region in Internet connections essential for conducting this mode of business. According to research 4.5 persons per 10,000 people in Pakistan use this facility compared with 45 in India (the ratio had increased over the past few years). It was found that Singapore tops in the use of Internet facility in Asia-Pacific where 2435 persons per 10,000 people avail this facility. The highest percent of people using Internet was in US where 4501 persons per 10,000 have access to Internet.
A study of Internet use in Pakistan revealed that the usage is mostly at individual level in main cities where families use this mode to maintain regular contacts with their relatives living abroad in the west. It was found that, there was a limited use of Internet in the country for e-commerce; this facility is availed mostly by the big corporations and the already established exporters, who with their limited knowledge of computer use this facility mostly to maintain quick contacts with their regular customer abroad. It basically requires a web-site builder, which host personalized, advertising free web-sites in a variety of layouts that supports customize logos and on-line chat capabilities.
It is also noted that there were only 100 web-sites a decade ago, which have now grown to over 10 million. Pakistans share in these web-sites is negligible. Most of the web-sites operating in Pakistan are not updated. The nation loses its credibility when most of its web-sites are out dated and provide stale information.
Acquiring computers is not enough. It is regrettable that most of the business concerns use computers as a typewriter and data bank. The computers in these offices are not even linked through a common server. Internet is considered as a luxury instead of necessity. This attitude has to be changed for accepting the challenges of globalization.
An Internet service provider said, the per hour cost charged by the ISP in Pakistan is not very high as it is declared by many entrepreneurs. It said the cost looks higher when the user indulge in surfing unwanted sites while targeted surfing would not only bring huge benefits to the users but also cut the internet charges.
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