Compiling a print directory for the Internet sometimes seems like trying to store water in a sieve. Look up a Web site today and mark the address. Go back tomorrow and you might see something different–or nothing at all. Because information on the Internet is ever-changing, keeping track of the changes easily could eat up all the hours in a day. And what started as a trickle–how many of us had even heard of the Internet two years ago?–has become a flood. Since March, when the Rochester Business Journal published the area’s first Internet directory, the number of local business-related Web sites alone has nearly tripled.
This supplement helps you navigate the white waters of the Web. In addition to an A through Z listing of home pages for the region’s public and private companies, the directory catalogs local businesses that provide Internet-related services, from Web page designers and software developers to marketing firms and Internet cafes. Many of these businesses are new kids on the block, founded within the past year. Others have been around for decades, only recently adding the Internet to their plate of services.
Using the articles and resources in this guide, you can transform the Internet into a valuable tool for your business.
Making the Internet work for you
You’ve heard of the Internet. But what can it do for you? Four folks from different corners of Rochester’s business community–a caterer, an optics manufacturer, a software developer and a non-profit leader–explain how the Internet, despite its frustrations, helps them with their work.
Walk on the bleeding edge of Web technology By Eric Cohen
Attention, digerati: Hang up that Internet phone and listen up. Our Web-wise guru takes a peak at the latest technology to push your multimedia-equipped computer to its limits. Find out what’s
powerful–and what’s a pain–among the many marvels on the Internet.
Homegrown home pages
An index of Web sites for local public and private companies
Supplement editors: Paul Ericson, Mary Morgan; production director and cover design: Patricia A. Saville; copy editor: Julie K. Welch; editorial assistant: Wendy Levin; production assistants: Kristin E. Davies, Gail Gertzog Vail; advertising: Linda Covington, Jodi Marcello