core offering in Enterprise Technology is Internet
Solutions. All the other offerings find a strong
foundation in this.
Internet & Web technology is already entered into
the 2nd or 3rd generation. It is imperative that
all future applications be designed based on this
perspective. It is clear that Internet Solutions
provide a strong technological leap over Client-Server
There are several reasons why this is so. For
any large enterprise (for that matter even for
small & medium enterprises) Client-Server technology
has huge time-lag in implementation. The sheer
time taken to install the Client software on all
user PCs goes into several weeks (or sometimes
months). Again application of patches or updates
to the Client software take a long time. Compare
this to the ease of updating a Internet Solution.
Updating an Internet solution typically requires
only updation of the server software. The "Client"
for an internet solution is one of the thinnest
Clients possible-the web-browser and typically
does not require updation. If it does, the average
user can do it himself or this task can be automated