Intranets and Extranets

We kind of trust you, but not really. We’re going to put you on the extranet.

Web technologies and their uses have exploded with functionality, capability, and popularity. Companies set up internal web sites for centralized business information such as employee phone numbers, policies, events, news, and operations instructions. Many companies have also implemented web-based terminals that enable employees to perform their daily tasks, access centralized databases, make transactions, collaborate on projects, access global calendars, use videoconferencing tools and whiteboard applications, and obtain often-used technical or marketing data.

Web-based clients are different from workstations that log in to a network and have ...

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