Intranet, what is it and do I need one.
Tuesday, April 21, 1998
Written by Michael Doré
Intranet, a play on the word Internet, an intranet is a restricted-access network that works like the Web, but isn't on it.
Usually owned and managed by a corporation, an intranet enables a company to share its resources with its employees without
confidential information being made available to everyone with Internet access.
A chief focus of an intranet is to give easy access to frequently used documents,
company policies, interoffice communications, customer contact information,
employee scheduling information and virtually any information necessary to improve available
resources to your employees. Example: In the sales process. Sales representatives can use a
section of the intranet to display white papers describing the company's technology.