The Intranet

is a network based on TCP/IP protocols belonging to an organization,
accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization.

Intranet = Network + Information Resources + Information Services

Advantages of Intranets

Implementation benefits
  • Fast, easy, low-cost to implement
  • Based on open standards
  • Connectivity with other systems
  • Many tools available
  • Scalable
Usability benefits
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Multimedia
  • Hypertext links
  • Single interface to information resources and services
Organizational benefits
  • Access to internal and external information
  • Improves communication
  • Increases collaboration and coordination
  • Supports links with customers and partners
  • Can capture and share knowledge