Web technologies don't work only on the Internet. Any Web site you can build
on the Internet can also be published on CD-ROM,
or even a floppy disk if it isn't too large.
Why would you do this? First: speed. Even a floppy disk is far faster than most Internet Web sites. Second: the user can use your disk anywhere, any time, without having an Internet connection. Since Microsoft now forces Windows users to have Internet Explorer whether they want it or not, just about every computer has a Web browser ready to view your disk with.
Disk based Web material can be useful for your own field staff. They can pop the CD in their notebook computer and use the material on it any time they need to, and it doesn't have to be maintained on their hard disk. Just hand them a new CD whenever they need an update.
Disk based Web material works well in conjunction with your Internet Web site. For example, you can have your catalog on the disk, and when the customer wants to see the very latest pricing, s/he can connect to the Internet and click on the link which takes the browser directly to your pricing page. You can have links which point to your Weekly Specials page or to any other material which changes often. You can also link to your on-line ordering forms.
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