The Internet is growing to be more than just a basis of information. Even
though it is a moderately new concept in information technology. it is still very
quickly becoming the most powerful business tool of our generation. Already
Irish companies are starting to make use of the Internet in order to reach
potential clients and to gain competitive advantage. There are many
applicable reasons as to why an organisation should implement e-commerce
- Companies want the cost savings and revenue increases that ecommerce supplies.
- Customers are insisting on e-commerce as a business tool.
- Companies are aware that their competitors are already investing in ecommerce.
- Companies may require a way to make their customer service stronger
and improve it by adding more worth to the service they offer to their customers.
The objective of this dissertation is to examine and evaluate the effects
that the Internet has on Irish businesses. From this evaluation, I established
whether or not Irish businesses are aware of the advantages that the Internet
can provide for their company. I have carried out a statistical analysis of the
use of the Internet within the Irish business sector. With the use of a
questionnaire I was able to attain an overall representation in the rise and the
attitudes towards Internet usage.