Many people believe that there is no need in wide use of up-to-date Internet strategies and technologies for business development, but these people overlook the fact that the Internet proposes wide range of methods and means of e-commerce, marketing and management strategies for successful business conducting. "The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location" (A Brief History of the Internet, 2003). Furthermore, some kind of businesses cannot manage without the Internet technologies and e-commerce. This paper will argue that it is impossible to imagine modern business without the Internet and its opportunities. To develop this idea, history of the Internet, the role of e-commerce and e-strategies in business development will be examined.
2. The Internet began as the ARPANET during the cold war in 1969. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Defence's (DOD) in conjunction with a number of military contractors and universities to explore the possibility of a communication network that could survive a nuclear attack" (The Internet Economy Indicators, 2005). But the precondition of the story began earlier. ...Show more