Another time, a client wanted to know if there were any library cataloging programs using the database program PC-FILE. Within two days I received several answers via email (half from outside the U.
I posted this question to the Public-Access Computer Systems Forum ([email protected] S.) and one long distance phone call from a man who had heard about my question from a colleague who subscribed to PACS-L.
The systems operator knew there was a public domain software program to fix the problem but didn't know where to find it.
Here are fifteen ways that businesses have used the Internet for research.
Note: Although this section talks about research I did years ago, in the early days of the public Internet, and the examples are dated, they still illustrate the power of the Internet as a communications-based information-finding medium.
It can be bookmarked, saved as a html file and run from your computer, or be printed out for use as a hard copy reference tool.
(It is 110k, and about 31 pages printed.) The first thing to understand about research is that there is a reason that it is called RE - search.