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Essential Guide to Telecommunications, The, Third Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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Intranets and Extranets

An intranet is the use of World Wide Web technology within organizations. Extranets extend the reach of intranets from internal-only communications to sharing documents and information for business-to-business transactions.

Intranets—Impact of Web Technology on Internal Operations

In essence, an intranet is a private Internet with a browser interface to corporate information. Employees use browsers on their PCs for applications such as collaboration on projects and looking up employee extension numbers. An intranet provides employees access to internal information. However, unlike the Internet, outside users cannot access intranet applications. Security is built into these applications such that only authorized users have ...

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