Use of the Internet, Intranets, and Extranets by Companies Today Support Their Business Processes and Activities

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2.How does the use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets by companies today support their business processes and activities?

In order to succeed today, organizations that are competing in global markets are increasing rapidly. The increased use of technologies such as the Internet, intranets, and extranets will definitely revolutionize how businesses will operate and how they will use computers to compete. The Internet and related technologies and applications have changed the ways companies operate their businesses processes and activities. For example, companies can network their offices and share data to be more effective and efficient. However, excessive use of the Internet, intranets, and extranets also create intense competition daily in the marketplace for companies. Therefore, in order to be a successful company, these technologies alongside with computers will transform their roles in the business world to lead to a more effective and powerful standing company.

Enterprise collaboration systems involve the use of software tools to support communication, coordination, and collaboration among the members of networked teams and workgroups. A company may use intranets, the Internet, extranets, and other networks to implement such systems. For example, employees and external consultants may form a virtual team that uses a corporate intranet and the Internet for e-mail, videoconferencing, electronic discussion groups, and Web pages of work-in-progress information to collaborate on business projects.

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. Through Internet, organization can connect directly...
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