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Intranets and Extranets

An "intranet" is the generic term for a collection of private computer networks within an organization. An "extranet" is a computer network that allows controlled access from the outside for specific business or educational purposes. Intranets and extranets are communication tools designed to enable easy information sharing within workgroups.
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What Is an Intranet?
Many schools and non-profit groups have deployed intranets, but an intranet is still seen primarily as a corporate productivity tool.

What Is an Extranet?
Allowing controlled access to an otherwise private company network enables business-to-business transactions and file sharing.

Top FTP Servers for Windows
These software packages enable a Windows computer to act as an FTP server on the Internet.

Introduction to Acceptable Use Policies
This article explains the purpose of an AUP on a shared computer network and lists some good reasons for network administrators to create one if they haven't yet.

How to Create an Acceptable Use Policy
Learn how to create (or improve upon) your Acceptable Use Policy by defining proper usage behaviors as well as unacceptable behaviors and their consequences.

5 Intranet Tools for Organizations of All Sizes

From collaboration.about.com - "As the go-to hub for communication and collaboration, intranets will foster sharing resources, making expertise connections, and working in groups."

Intranets for Small Businesses
Intranets can benefit organizations of all sizes -- not just large corporations. This article describes some of the benefits and challenges involved.

ASP - Application Service Providers
An Application Service Provider (ASP) is an business that offers software services to customers, using computer networks and the Internet as the mechanism to distribute and manage the service.

What Is a Portal?
Portals deliver networked information to a targeted audience using Web and/or groupware technologies.

Groupware
Groupware is software designed to improve the productivity of individuals with common goals or interests. Groupware applications often support information sharing on corporate intranets.

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