The influence of the Internet

Undoubtedly, new technologies have been associated with a dramatic and drastic change in all companies. In recent years include the Internet as the revolutionary element, followed by mobile phones. In short time the Internet has become essential in any business, regardless of their size, and such was his influence, that most Spanish households use it constantly. Way to go yet, but already beginning to see cases of companies where traditional concepts disappear as a result of the Internet. One of the clearest consequences is the questioning of traditional approaches on the size.

Existing Internet companies operating in a global field operations, however, are considered small or medium by the traditional parameters of number of employees or number of investments in fixed assets.

Most of society takes a daily use of the computer, which takes place mainly use in the home and workplace. Therefore, we can deduce that much use has a job goal (all the time spent at work and dedicated part of the house, since many people prefer to work at home. With regard to Internet use, is smaller, especially in SMEs. Thus, several studies emphasize that organizations are improving their results using Internet by one or more of the following causes:

1. Total or partial ignorance of the significant opportunities offered by new technologies in general (and Internet in particular)

2. Little support from management.

3. Return on investment is unclear.

4. Underestimated the potential of the Internet to the company.

5. Lack of planning in the process of integrating Internet.

6. Lack of qualified personnel to this area.

7. No remodeling processes of the company for the correct alignment of business.

8. No one has as a priority.

9. Resistance to change.

10. Lack of methodology in the development of the project.

Thus, as can be seen there is still a long way to go though many of them have already taken the first step. SMEs have many possibilities on the Internet, with a different approach to multinationals, because their investments are necessarily much smaller, but have many opportunities ahead.