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The Internet and Globalization

The positive and negative impacts of the internet on globalization.

There has been a great deal of discussion in recent years about globalization, which can be defined as “the intensification of economic, political, social and cultural relations across borders.” Evidence of globalization is seen in our daily lives. We are being influenced by the on rush of economic and ecological forces that demand integration and uniformity and that mesmerize the world with fast music, fast computers and fast food with MTV, Macintosh and McDonald’s, pressing nations into one commercially homogeneous global network: one Mc world tied together by technology, ecology, communication, and commerce.

Technology is perhaps the most visible aspect of globalization and in many ways its driving force. Communication technology has revolutionized our information systems. Globalization tends to be most perceptible and observable in almost every facet of life mainly due to the emergence of internet technology. The internet technology is globally integrating and amalgamating the people of the world. The advent of the Internet in its unquantifiable shape and form has over the past decade provided a common platform upon which countries from all corners of the Earth are able to communicate and share information. Despite of the widespread usage and availability of new technology, the issue been brought to the forefront of the debate between advocates on both sides of the globalization aisle.

The impact of internet on globalization has both positive and negative aspects. The positive impact of the internet technology on globalization include the modernization and improvement in the business sector on a world wide basis. Businesses improve their global competitiveness and productivity with more efficient electronic transaction processing and instant access to information. New information and communication technologies (ICT) as well as radically changing international political and regulatory environments reshaped the nature of management consulting. It was during this period that ICT took center stage for global management consulting firms. The market is now more competitive with consumers having greater choices.

With the advent of the internet technology work in the foreign countries is more available and accessible because the domestic laws are not as rigorous as they once were, thus assisting in the global nature of the business and allowing new consulting firms to establish a presence in countries that was once restricted.

The services of the IT Professionals have been dramatically impacted by the explosive growth in Internet use and related technologies. In the 21st century, venerable trends in ITPS such as centralization and globalization are accelerating, and this is overturning and reversing the leverage ratios and thus introducing completely new capabilities. The Internet is impacting the way that services are bought, sold, and delivered, altering relationships among clients, firms, and employees and speeding the globalization of the consulting industry. There can be seen a better relationship between the clients and the firms through internet which is globally seen all over the world. Instead of face to face meetings the clients can easily deal with the big firms and industries via internet and thus developing a firm client relationship.

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  1. the quail

    On June 19, 2008 at 11:53 pm


    Excellent article well written and well thought out. Keep up the great work.

  2. zunairah

    On June 21, 2008 at 8:30 am


    hey thanks Quail for your feedback……
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  3. glowy

    On July 18, 2008 at 6:46 am


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  4. omer

    On July 18, 2008 at 6:58 am


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    On August 16, 2008 at 3:28 pm


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    On October 29, 2008 at 6:44 am


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  9. kom

    On February 11, 2009 at 4:09 am


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  10. get rich

    On March 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm


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  12. ram prakash tiwari

    On July 21, 2009 at 4:47 am


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  13. Zunairah

    On August 3, 2009 at 11:54 am


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  14. 8uuuuyy

    On September 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm


    well written.

  15. David Crerand

    On September 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm


    A very important article for these times. Well written.

  16. raptor22

    On September 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm


    Great article. Very thought provoking.

  17. Used to be Shelly

    On September 8, 2009 at 10:47 pm


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  18. BradONeill

    On September 9, 2009 at 4:18 am


    The internet will help spread knowledge (both real and fabricated) faster than anything in the history of the world. This will benefit everyone in the long run. For example a small village in South america may find water purifying techniques and share them with every other village that can connect to the internet. The internet will allow people to form dreams and goals that they can pursue that they never knew existed before. Yes they will have to sort through a lot of crap but the faster we get everyone hooked up the better this world will become. I guarantee lives can be saved through shared technologies imagine if a village nurse had access to a doctor a thousand miles away who might be able to help her find a cure or diagnose a disease and offer a treatment. this is the future of the internet. It is not going to come equally but it will eventually spread to every free corner of the planet.

  19. Rod Ferrandino

    On September 9, 2009 at 8:07 am


    globalization, like industrialization, is basically a fait accompli; I think we are, slowly and unevenly, adjusting to the concept. It’s good to see all the comments on your piece, because it is thought provoking, and well structured.

  20. Zunairah

    On September 9, 2009 at 2:59 pm


    I agree with all of your views that yes internet has definitely given a new path for success in recent times just as Brad has given a thought provoking example of a village life and globalization. This is really true in many cases…Thank you all for your feedback..!!

  21. STEVE666

    On September 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm


    A well-written informative article.

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    On December 9, 2009 at 3:04 am


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    On May 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm


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