Date Added: Dec 2009
Globalization has had a profound, lasting effect on the world economy. With the rise of globalization many companies have, therefore, recognized the need to change how they organize themselves - that is, supporting an increasing amount of home and flexible workers as well as how they organize and manage their relations with those on whom their business is dependent. That is to say people such as customers, suppliers and partners. They, in short, have had to extend their enterprise to reach out to as many places as possible, providing access to business-critical information to all those who need it, wherever they may be.