Re: Intranets

Subject: Re: Intranets
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 11:51:45 -0700

Dennis Callaghan asks...

>Do any of you have experience working with intranets?

Yes.

>If so, could you explain to me if they are really like a private Internet
>for your organization, complete with company-wide Web server, or something
>completely different?

They are like a private Internet for your organization. A good Intranet
will include company-wide mail and news servers, not just a Web server.
An FTP or other servers may also be included.

>Do you find them useful for information distribution and retrieval
>within your organization.

Yes.

>moreso than say Lotus Notes or cc:Mail bulletin boards?

I haven't used them, so I can't compare. One of the big advantages of an
Intranet is that they are set up in exactly the same way as computers for
the Internet. Thus, there is zero learning curve and the problems and
advantages are well-understood.


David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer
QUALCOMM

The usual disclaimers apply - QUALCOMM isn't that crazy.

Blodo Poa Maximus
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