Technology has come a long way. My friends and I were just talking the other day how technology made "mommy-ing" easier. With the advent of the mobile phone, it became easier to call your children and check where they are. With the advent of the internet, research work that usually took hours became instant. The mobile technology is really useful as communication became faster.
Internet technology has its high points too but I really don't agree to using it as the only means for school research. I still am a staunch advocate of doing "manual" research in the library. Oh yes. Most of the stuff on the internet are not 100% accurate. So in the long run, the best research resource are still books.
However, internet technology has made it possible to facilitate swift online communication. For example, officers of a national company that has multiple branches all over the country do not have to meet physically in order to facilitate a meeting. The company could just subscribe to teleconferencing from ActConferencing.com and their online meeting could well be on its way. Now that saves time, money and effort.