I see endless possibilities for integrating the internet into all sorts of existing businesses. Indeed, in many cases, business is slowing (or quickly) venturing into the online world, realising the infinite benefits of basing their database online.
Take a conventional video store for example. Clearly they usually run a program on a local PC, that is more-or-less restricted to the physical store. Customers usually will require an individual membership to the various stores of the same franchise, which seems to be mind-numbingly stupid. We all know that disappointing feeling when you’ve made the effort and the movie or game you want is all hired out.
Lets bring the internet into this equation: you have a single membership for one video store chain. You can login to their website, and view the same data that is available to the staff behind the counter regarding what videos are currently available, how much money you owe on your account, or which movies you currently have reserved.
Of course as far as traditional video stores go, they will slowly become obsolete as all such content (movies, games and previews) will be transmitted through the internet, when broadband speeds are faster than jumping in the car and heading to the local movie store.
There are some things that just cannot be done online; for everything else, we can only wait with great anticipation.
Thomas Multimedia has several applications designed to make an easy leap into the online world, or expand on your existing site.
Our Content Management System allows you to update your sites text and images from any internet capable computer with a modern browser in the world!