Building a Strategic Extranet

Building a Strategic Extranet

by Bryan Pfaffenberger
     
 

Strategic extranets, at the vanguard of enterprise computing, can open the door to flexible, interactive global alliances, and Building a Strategic Extranet will show you how. Author Bryan Pfaffenberger, Ph.D., cites real-world examples and profiles successful corporations like Wal-Mart and Federal Express to demonstrate how strategic extranets can streamlineSee more details below

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Strategic extranets, at the vanguard of enterprise computing, can open the door to flexible, interactive global alliances, and Building a Strategic Extranet will show you how. Author Bryan Pfaffenberger, Ph.D., cites real-world examples and profiles successful corporations like Wal-Mart and Federal Express to demonstrate how strategic extranets can streamline communication, boost productivity, and foster maximum competitiveness. Through a detailed comparative analysis, Pfaffenberger explores how distributed publishing and push technologies can provide extranets with essential content direction.

Building a Strategic Extranet also discusses

  • Turning an intranet into an extranet
  • Extranet security issues such as encryption fundamentals and controlling access
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)
  • The impact of extranets on business and society
  • Extranet topology options
  • Serving external users
  • Exploring the Network Computer (NC) alternative
Plus, Building a Strategic Network includes a guide to extranet resources with sections on selecting servers and browsers, server hardware, network operating systems, mainframes and minicomputers, proprietary remote access solutions, TCP/IP stacks, and ways to deal with digital telephone lines.

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Booknews
Explains extranets, intranets that can be externally accessed. Part I introduces extranets and their business possibilities, and Part II focuses on security issues. Part III explores extranet development tools and technologies and introduces cross-platform languages, and Part IV covers design, implementation, and management of an extranet. For managers, IS executives, computing and business students, and small business owners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764531255
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/19/1998
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.25(d)

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