Intranet/Extranet - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Business and Finance

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Internet Although the Internet has existed for more than a quarter of a century it is now used widely in schools, homes, and workplaces. The CMP Net Online Encyclopedia defines Internet as:

(1) A large network made up of a number of smaller networks. (2) "The" Internet is made up of more than 100,000 inter-connected networks in over 100 countries, comprised of commercial, academic and government networks. Originally developed for the military, the Internet became widely used for academic and commercial research… Today, the Internet has become commercialized into a worldwide information highway, providing information on every subject known to humankind.

Intranet The same work defines intranet as:

An in-house Web site that serves the employees of the enterprise. Although intranet pages may link to the Internet, an intranet is not a site accessed by the general public.

Note the important difference: The intranet is information that is...

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