In today’s world of modern technology, Computer networks, including the Internet, play critical roles in business and communication. Not only that majority of Business would come to a standstill without these networks also companies would have a tough time in engaging themselves to e-commerce. Therefore, by enabling real-time relationships between many parties, networks in many ways become synonymous with the individuals and businesses they connect. Networks provide speed, connectivity, and ultimately value to their members and provide solutions to business challenges and problems that otherwise would not be possible.
With the passage of time, businesses make heavy investments in computer systems used to manage functions, such as accounting, human resources, customer service, purchasing, inventory management, and so on. Investing such heavy amount makes it difficult to totally replace old systems with new ones. Not to forget retraining thousands of employees and making changes to long-established systems and processes. Therefore, it is common to find patchworks of older legacy systems connected together within large companies.
Integrated, networked systems are at the very heart of e-commerce. Employees, customers, and business partners would have instant, real-time access to the information contained in these systems and would be able to access and share it easily.
The biggest challenge which industries and business face today are connecting applications and networks together at the company and industry level and getting them to work reliably.