Internet software development acceleration

.. if the Internet, of multivendor routers, is viewed as a single global
entity requiring a uniform enhancement, what would that be?

My two cents worth: integrated (ie. end-to-end) managment capability.

What is the barrier to resolving this problem?

Lack of enough open standards in the right places; too many proprietary

I am dealing with an internet web enablement company here in CA that
provides superior Internet language sets, tools, and technologies....
Any thoughts?

I think we would all be better off if the energy was focused on development
of appropriate open standards in this area.

-- Walt