By Ed Tittel & James Michael Stewart.
The Internet is taking the world by storm. It is being covered in the daily news; URLs and e-mail addresses are included in print and video everywhere; and organizations from elementary schools to major multi-national companies are jumping onto this venue. As much as we hear about the Internet, it's amazing that companies, such as Silicon Graphics and Netscape, report that 50% to 70% of their Internet server solutions are being used for something we haven't been hearing that much about yet--namely, private networks that are called "intranets."
In a nutshell, intranets are private IP-based networks that use Internet technologies to build communications solutions within institutions and companies. These private networks are secured to limit access to members within an organization, and are used for things such as:
and much more. Intranets are quickly becoming a preferred method for internal corporate communications because of their ease of operation, multimedia integration capabilities, and their relatively low costs.
The Intranet Bible examines this burgeoning phenomenon in detail, and is designed to help companies evaluate and implement intranets. It covers everything from a business analysis of their costs and benefits, to the nuts and bolts issues of evaluating and selecting software for immediate use. The book also includes a CD-ROM with numerous evaluation and demonstration copies of much of the software mentioned in the text.
This book is divided into six parts, as follows:
The Intranet Bible. Ed Tittel and James Michael Stewart. IDG Books Worldwide/Programmer's Press, Indianapolis, IN, 1997. List Price: $49.99. ISBN: 0-7645-8016-7.
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