what is intranet?

India
November 2, 2006 7:25am CST
what is intranet?
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@w1ssam (488)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Nov 06
it's like internet but only private for a one company members for example .
• India
4 Nov 06
Thanxxx..
• India
4 Nov 06
intranet - intranet
A network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet's Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. Like the Internet itself, intranets are used to share information. Secure intranets are now the fastest-growing segment of the Internet because they are much less expensive to build and manage than private networks based on proprietary protocols.
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• India
2 Nov 06
Internet - Internet
A network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet's Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. Like the Internet itself, intranets are used to share information. Secure intranets are now the fastest-growing segment of the Internet because they are much less expensive to build and manage than private networks based on proprietary protocols.
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@navinshan (3940)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
intranet - system chart for intranet
A network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet's Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. Like the Internet itself, intranets are used to share information. Secure intranets are now the fastest-growing segment of the Internet because they are much less expensive to build and manage than private networks based on proprietary protocols.
@ngty69 (974)
• India
2 Nov 06
Intranet - Intranet
A privately maintained computer network that can be accessed only by authorized persons, especially members or employees of the organization that owns it.
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• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
4 Nov 06
An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet protocols, network connectivity, and possibly the public telecommunication system to securely share part of an organization's information or operations with its employees. Sometimes the term refers only to the most visible service, the internal website. The same concepts and technologies of the Internet such as clients and servers running on the Internet protocol suite are used to build an intranet. HTTP and other Internet protocols are commonly used as well, especially FTP and e-mail. There is often an attempt to use Internet technologies to provide new interfaces with corporate 'legacy' data and information systems. Briefly, an intranet can be understood as "a private version of the Internet", or as a version of the internet confined to an organisation. www.wikipedia.com
@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
4 Nov 06
intra means within so if within a comapany or any organisation the way of connecting computers is called as intranet. if the connection is worldwide it is called as internet
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
4 Nov 06
Intranet work basic same with Internet. The communication between computer to computer but it just in local network that's why it's name Intranet.
@terriann (4458)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Intranet? never heard of it.
@BlaKy2 (1475)
• Romania
15 Feb 07
An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet protocols, network connectivity, and possibly the public telecommunication system to securely share part of an organization's information or operations with its employees. Sometimes the term refers only to the most visible service, the internal website. The same concepts and technologies of the Internet such as clients and servers running on the Internet protocol suite are used to build an intranet. HTTP and other Internet protocols are commonly used as well, especially FTP and e-mail. There is often an attempt to use Internet technologies to provide new interfaces with corporate 'legacy' data and information systems. Briefly, an intranet can be understood as "a private version of the Internet", or as a version of the internet confined to an organization.Intranets differ from "Extranets" in that the former is generally restricted to employees of the organization while extranets can generally be accessed by customers, suppliers, or other approved parties.[1] There doesn't necessarily have to be any access from the organization's internal network to the internet itself. When such access is provided it is usually through a gateway with a firewall, along with user authentication, encryption of messages, and often make use of virtual private networks (VPNs). Through such devices and systems off-site employees can access company information, computing resources and internal communications. Increasingly, intranets are being used to deliver tools and applications, e.g., collaboration (to facilitate working in groups and teleconferencing) or sophisticated corporate directories, sales and CRM tools, project management etc., to advance productivity. Intranets are also being used as culture change platforms. For example, large numbers of employees discussing key issues in an online forums could lead to new ideas. Intranet traffic, like public-facing web site traffic, is better understood by using web metrics software to track overall activity, as well as through surveys of users. Intranet "User Experience", "Editorial", and "Technology" teams work together to produce in-house sites. Most commonly, intranets are owned by the communications, HR or CIO areas of large organizations, or some combination of the three. Advantages 1. Workforce productivity: Intranets can help employees to quickly find and view information and applications relevant to their roles and responsibilities. Via a simple-to-use web browser interface, users can access data held in any database the organization wants to make available, anytime and - subject to security provisions - from anywhere, increasing employees' ability to perform their jobs faster, more accurately, and with confidence that they have the right information. 2. Time: With intranets, organizations can make more information available to employees on a "pull" basis (ie: employees can link to relevant information at a time which suits them) rather than being deluged indiscriminately by emails. 3. Communication: Intranets can serve as powerful tools for communication within an organization, vertically and horizontally. 4. Web publishing allows 'cumbersome' corporate knowledge to be maintained and easily accessed throughout the company using hypermedia and Web technologies. Examples include: employee manuals, benefits documents, company policies, business standards, newsfeeds, and even training, can be accessed using common Internet standards (Acrobat files, Flash files, CGI applications). Because each business unit can update the online copy of a document, the most recent version is always available to employees using the intranet. 5. Business operations and management: Intranets are also being used as a platform for developing and deploying applications to support business operations and decisions across the internetworked enterprise. Disadvantages 1. Publication of information must be controlled to ensure only correct and appropriate information is provided in the intranet. 2. Appropriate security permissions must be in place to ensure there are no concerns over who accesses the intranet or abuse of the intranet by users. Planning and creating an intranet Most organizations devote considerable resources into the planning and implementation of their intranet as it is of strategic importance to the organization's success. Some of the planning would include topics such as[2]: * What they hope to achieve from the intranet * Which person or department would "own" (take control of) the technology and the implementation * How and when existing systems would be phased out/replaced * How they intend to make the intranet secure * How they'll ensure to keep it within legislative and other constraints These are in addition to the hardware and software decisions (like Content Management Systems), participation issues (like good taste, harassment, confidentiality), and features to be supported [3]. The actual implementation would include steps such as 1. Setting up a web server with the correct hardware and software. 2. Setting up web server access using a TCP/IP network. 3. Installing the user programs on all required computers. 4. Creating a homepage for the content to be hosted.[4] Industry examples * KPMG moved all of its information assets to an intranet called KWorld. * “The success of Cisco Systems has been largely attributed to its innovative corporate intranet” * The People's Republic of China (PRC) is attempting to build a national intranet while limiting access to information forbidden by Chinese Internet regulations. If they are successful in their attempt, it will be the largest intranet. * Ford Motor Co has more than 175,000 employees in 950 locations worldwide, each of whom had access to the company’s intranet, called Myford.com. The intranet gave employees information about benefits, demographics, salary history, general company news and human resources forms. * The Australian National University uses an Intranet called Claromentis to maintain one of its external sites.
@ntejani17 (742)
• Pakistan
27 Jan 07
I also dont know about this term. if you know then please share it with me.
@moneymind (10520)
• Philippines
4 Nov 06
here's a definition for you: An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet protocols, network connectivity, and possibly the public telecommunication system to securely share part of an organization's information or operations with its employees. Sometimes the term refers only to the most visible service, the internal website. The same concepts and technologies of the Internet such as clients and servers running on the Internet protocol suite are used to build an intranet. HTTP and other Internet protocols are commonly used as well, especially FTP and e-mail. There is often an attempt to use Internet technologies to provide new interfaces with corporate 'legacy' data and information systems. for more of it go to http:///www.wikipedia.com greetings. : )
@saurabh15 (548)
• India
4 Nov 06
knowledge pool.........
• United States
4 Nov 06
Intranet is a small form of network that is accessible by an internal network - usually used in companies - it is the internal network - not accessible via internet - not a public page -- company's internal website where they share company's work n events n all kinds of stuff
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
4 Nov 06
ya know. i seen this word for the 1st time today on my computer, and im like what the hell is intranet?? lol now i know =)