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Most organizations often require their employees to have easy and quick access to
department, corporate, and customer information. To address this requirement,
they need more dynamic ways to link people and information than conventional
means of communication. Several organizations haye started using Intranets to
fulfill this requirement. An Intranet is a network that connects the computers and
networks within an organization by using the hardware and software that is used
on the Internet. Typically, it uses the TCP/IP protocols and server and browser
software used for the Internet.
With an Intranet, the basic services of the Internet (electronic mail, file transfer
protocol, telnet and usenet news) becomes available to the employees and business
partners of the organization. This allows the employees and business partners of
the organization to communicate effectively and quickly by using electronic mail
facility, and to share information, software and other computing resources by
using the other facilities. The various departments of the organization can put the information on their web
pages on to the Intranet, and all interested parties can access the information, read
it, and download it without wasting the paper to copy it, or the time to make and
circulate the copies. Similarly, employees of the various offices of the
organization located across the world can form a newsgroup to brainstorm or
exchange ideas collectively on topics of common interest. An Intranet being
confined to the computers and networks of an organization, the information on the
Intranet is confined to the employees and business partners of the organization.
This is a great security advantage of Intranets. Furthermore, since an Intranet uses
the same software as the Internet, which most computer users are already familiar
with, the users of the Intranet do not require any additional training. Owing to all
these features, the usage of Intranets is growing rapidly to more and more
An organization's network interconnects all the computers of the organization. If
all these computers are directly connected to the Internet, maintaining security
becomes difficult for the...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14