Enabling Technologies for Enterprise Globalizations

Enabling Technologies for Enterprise Globalizations

Yi-Chen Lan (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and B. Unhelkar (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-939-7.ch018
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We have discussed, thus far, the vision of a global enterprise and the process of achieving that vision. However, it is the technologies available today that have made such globalization possible. In this chapter, we deepen our understanding of globalization by delving into the technologies that facilitate this globalization. In addition to the technically minded reader, this understanding will be helpful to the business reader in correlating the technologies that bring about these transitions. At the outset, it is crucial to understand that the fundamental basis of these technologies is their ability to facilitate communication electronically. Figure 5.1 shows these enabling technologies: Internet

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