ESTABLISHING AN INTERNET CAFE AT POBLACION, SAN ISIDRO, BOHOL
The first computer network was used by the U.S military in the year 1960. It was used for command and network with only one central authority to convey message from one place to another. However, its usefulness was limited as to its capacity to transmit. It took several years to develop powerful and sophisticated computers until it became what it is today. In the 70’s and 80’s, many group of people possessed computers. There were already network which became public domain and it came to be known as the internet. The fast changing technology that people embrace encourages them to avail the benefits of Internet services for their day to day activities. People tend to depend on convenient means of doing things with the aid of internet as life becomes more complicated. Internet changes our lives enormously. In fact, according to Internet World Stats, the estimated internet users worldwide are 2,405,518,376 as of June 30, 2012. The estimated number of users represents 34.3% of the world’s population. In the Philippines, the internet connection began on March 29, 1994. The growth of internet in the country was very significant. However, there were many obstacles associated with the growth of internet including inequity in the distribution of internet throughout the country and corruption in the government. But these did not hinder the Filipinos to stop the internet. As years passed by, many Filipinos became users, which is a proof of the continuing development of the Internet connection in the country. Majority of the total population in the Philippines are netizens. According to Internet World Stats, the estimated users in the Philippines are 33,600,000 which represent 32.4% of its total population. Being a developing country, not all can afford to have their own computers with internet access. Many would prefer to visit internet cafes to avail their services because it’s basically and practically cheaper than acquiring personal computers and laptops. In the province of Bohol, many people are users of the internet. It is evident because of the increasing number of Internet shops in the province. However, most of the Internet shops are located in the city thus, very limited to nearby barangays and towns. Only a few engages in internet shop businesses in municipalities or towns because of the risk of having no customers which will then result to unprofitable investment. We, the researchers of this study, therefore, agreed to make a research to determine the marketability, feasibility and profitability of establishing an internet cafe at Poblacion, San Isidro, Bohol. Another is to determine the internet cafe product and services that will yield a better return on investment.
Review on Related Literature
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve several billion users worldwide. It is a network that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW), the infrastructure to support email, and peer-to-peer networks (www.myenglishpages.com). The Internet, for some people, is the way to live. With a diverse source of information and access to the latest breaking events in the world, knowledge can be attained with a simple click. The Internet, undoubtedly, has profound potential. The global linkage allows us to connect with other individuals and share our thoughts and ideas. Social networking sites are one of the available means for global linkage like Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and Multiply. This trend started with the rise of forums, chat services and file...
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