Web-Weaving [NOOK Book]


Intranets and Extranets are the fastest growing use of internet technology and are being adopted by a large number of organizations. 'Web-Weaving' is a book for managers which illustrates the benefits and pitfalls of using technology to enhance internal and external connections. The book brings together a number of the hottest subjects in IT and Organizational Development using contributions from innovative thinkers and practitioners in both ...
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Intranets and Extranets are the fastest growing use of internet technology and are being adopted by a large number of organizations. 'Web-Weaving' is a book for managers which illustrates the benefits and pitfalls of using technology to enhance internal and external connections. The book brings together a number of the hottest subjects in IT and Organizational Development using contributions from innovative thinkers and practitioners in both areas.

The first section defines what web-weaving actual is, describing the huge range of communication technology available to organizations at the moment. The second section reviews web-weaving in practice using case studies of companies using intranet and extranet technology. The third section brings together commentaries from leading players in both the IT and Human Resources fields to predict the future of web-weaving and the huge impact it will have on the way organizations and the people within them will work together in the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136349218
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/7/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tim Berners Lee (World Wide Web Consortium) Part 1: The elements of web-weaving: 1/ the definition and dynamics of intranets (Mellanie Hills) 2/ the cybercorp (James Martin) 3/ organizing knowledge (John Seely-Brown and Paul Duguid) 4/ the learning organization (Dr Lily Evans) 5/ the extranet solution (OneSoft Corporation) 6/ electronic commerce (David Flint) 7/ electronic consumerism (Delloite & Touche) 8/ competitive advantage through information (Frank Abramson and Graham Telford) 9/ automating the virtual sales force (Tom Siebel & Michael Malone) 10/ the elusive strategic alliance (Lawrence G Friedman) 11/ why virtual teams? (Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrery Stamps) 12/ virtual teaming and virtual organizations (David J Skyrme) 13/ transactional communities as organic market systems (Bob Johansen) Part 2 - Web-weaving in practice: 14/ assembling a simple intranet (IPC Magazines) 15/ making an intranet by the book (The British Library) 16/ fostering information flow (Parsons Brinckerhoff) 17/ virtual learning (City University Business School) 18/ Intra and Extra-netting (The Boeing Company) 19/ virtual teamwork (British Petroleum) 20/enhancing an alliance with technology (Halliburton Brown & Root) 21/ benefitting online alliances with an extranet (Oracle Corporation) 22/ electronic commerce (Cisco systems) 23/ reality bytes (Steven B Weissman) 24/ improving global communication (Global Office network) 25/ team syntegrity (Raul Espejo) 26/ generous networks of productive connections (Brainpool) 27/ Trading Post (Peter Lloyd) Part 3 - Web-weaving - what's next? 28/ the digital utility (Joel Birnbaum, Hewlett-Packard) 29/ the digital nervous system (Bill Gates, Microsoft) 30/ realising the potential of the web (Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Consortium) 31/ changing the organization to meet the needs of networks (Meredith Belbin, Belbin Associates) 32/ the internetworked business (Don Tapscott, New Paradigm Learning Corporation) 33/ the empowered individual (Michael Wolf) 34/ tomorrow's company (John McIntyre) 35/ shared minds (Michael Schrage) 36/ the global village - today and tomorrow (Nelson Thall) 37/ staying human in a machine dominated world (Susanna Opper) 38/ web-weaving - the human dimension (Robin Wood, Genetic Systems)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2001

    Easy for the non-techno!

    This book mainly examines the complex web of relationships that exist inside, outside, and between organisations called respectively, intranets, extranets and strategic alliances. Intranets have become more and more popular in recent times as the number of Internet users increases at a phenomenal pace. It has become the dominant delivery system for working and virtual teams in the last five years. Extranets have come to the fore as they have become intertwined and inextricably linked with company¿s supply chains. It is being used to develop and strengthen ebusiness, providing the economic backbone to the way business will be done in the next century. And finally, strategic alliances are allowing for partnerships and businesses to grow closer and work together in a way thought to be impossible only a few years ago. The book itself is collection of articles and writings that have been combined where possible with case studies to illustrate the theories and demonstrate their ideas where necessary. What gives the book its edge is the fact that the reader is exposed to more than one author¿s naturally biased opinion and selective writings. Instead, one is treated to thoughtful and provoking insights from different men and women, providing a more even and balanced outlook. The book is divided roughly into 3 main parts: Chapters 1-4 focus on the internal organisation, Chapters 5-9 concentrate on extranets and Chapters 10-13 study the emphasis and popularity of virtual teams. So, would I recommend this book to another student? I think as a whole the book is no longer relevant in this world of technology where what was only being imagined a number of years ago is now present. The first part of the book is excellent for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge on the advantages of intranets and extranets, thus I have dedicated much space to it. The case studies were largely irrelevant as most are in other textbooks and others are written in novel form. There is never any mention of possible downsides of these technologies such as the lack of security and the further dependency and danger of downed systems to ruin a business. This lack of a balance is the major downfall of this book as well as the fact that it is simply three years old, a century in this fast paced world. The final part of the book provides interesting insights to some of the most relevant thoughts on this issue by the giants in this field (although the IT slant is clear). And that is all it is: interesting. I personally believe that their predictions have still got quite a long way to advance in this decade and web-enabled radios will not be in everyone¿s home for some time to come. Overall the book provides an unequal slant but for understanding the basics of intranets and extranets on a theoretical level, it was quite good even today.

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