Netting a Corporate Web Community: Industry Sponsorship of the Internet
The New Economy is information based and Internet accessed. In 2000, industries recognized this leverage and initiated connectivity programs for their employees. Connectivity programs are equalizing opportunities for employees to enhance their personal potential and learn e-principles. Employees are discovering lifelong learning, improving work-life integration, and connecting to customers. Web companies gain efficiencies by sharing engineering designs, supporting build-to-order production schedules and promoting customer satisfaction at new levels. Connectivity packages support corporate hiring and retention objectives. This article reviews the context of the computer/Internet giveaways, the concepts of global relationships, Net learning and the Industry Internet.