To say that the Internet has changed the world would be an understatement – it has transformed the way we live, work and play in revolutionary ways!
Why Is It Important To Understand The Internet?
As of February 2014, Wikipedia defines the Internet as “a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve several billion users worldwide.” Chances are if you’re reading this blog post, you have at least a passing familiarity with the World Wide Web (WWW), since this blog is hosted on a web page. The Internet has become so ubiquitous in our society that most Americans connect to a variety of Internet services throughout the day from a variety of connected devices – we scan news headlines at breakfast on a tablet, communicate with colleagues, clients and vendors through our laptop or desktop Personal Computers (PC), and watch sports highlights on our smartphones over dinner. We may sometimes use the Internet and not even be aware of it – if your home telephone service is provided by a cable provider, chances are you are making phone calls over the Internet via the Voice-over-Internet Protocol, also known as VoIP.
At Blue Zenith, our business lives, breathes, and grows on the Internet. We specialize in harnessing the power of the Internet and the WWW to empower our clients, helping them to expand and grow through dynamic and captivating websites, social media accounts, and other Internet-based services. In one way or another, every facet of our business is connected to the Internet, and our business simply wouldn’t exist without it. We strive every day to stay on top of emerging Internet-based services and technologies that can benefit our clients and our business.
World Wide Usage
Despite the fact that the Internet has been widely adopted in most developed countries for almost 20 years, many Internet users are unfamiliar with the history of the Internet and some of the fundamental technologies that power it. Many Internet users, including small business owners and entrepreneurs, are unfamiliar with some of the systems and protocols that regulate how the Internet functions, such as the Domain Name System (DNS), TCP/IP and the fundamentals of network routing, which can result in sometimes dire consequences and dilemmas when an outage or change in service providers occurs.
Knowledge Is Power
Whether you choose to learn the history and fundamentals of the Internet for professional advancement or personal enjoyment, you’ll come away with a better understanding and handle on a vast and powerful system that directly affects almost every facet of your life. You may make better decisions regarding your choice of Internet Service Provider (ISP) and IT service providers, thereby potentially saving money and improving the quality of your Internet services. Finally, you will be better prepared to choose from new Internet-based products and services released in the future.