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Web-Weaving: Intranets, Extranets and Strategic Alliances by Paula M. Boyle and Peter Lloyd explores the process by which Internet technologies create and ameliorate networks of relationships. By focusing on the relationships among inside organizations (intranets), outside organizations (extranets), and in-between organizations (strategic alliances), Web-Weaving covers an important aspect of the Internet that is often ignored.
Intranets have multiplied to the point that their users outnumber those who use the public-access Internet. They have become the main repository and delivery system for knowledge working and virtual teams. Extranets, on the other hand, contain all aspects of the supply chain and will be the foundation of electronic commerce, which is predicted to be the mode of business transactions in the next century. Strategic alliances and partnerships are increasingly the way business is won in almost every industry.
Utilizing the relationships explored in Web-Weaving allows organizations of the 21st century almost unlimited power. Web-Weaving illuminates the differences between what is theoretically possible in the field of collaborative technology as opposed to what is actually occurring.
The editors of this book have drawn together a comprehensive collection of contributions from leading theorists and future-watchers and combined them with current case studies of the accomplishments of organizations in industries all over the world.
Web-Weaving gives a new view of Internet technology thatallowsreaders to take their organizations to the next level.