is an Intranet?
An intranet is an internal network based on Internet
and World Wide Web technology that delivers immediate, up-to-date
information and services to networked employees anytime, anywhere.
Any medium-sized company, and many small companies, can benefit from
an intranet. Whether providing capabilities to download the latest sales
presentation, arrange travel, or report a defective disk drive to
the technical assistance center, an intranet offers a common,
platform-independent interface that is consistent, easy to
implement, and easy to use.
Initially, organizations used intranets almost exclusively as
publishing platforms for delivering up-to-the-minute information to
employees worldwide. Increasingly, however, organizations are
broadening the scope of their intranets to encompass interactive
services that streamline business processes and reduce the time
employees spend on routine, paper-based tasks.
Intranet applications are platform-independent, so they are less
costly to deploy than traditional client/server applications, and
they bear no installation and upgrade costs since employees access
them from the network using a standard Web browser. Finally, and
perhaps most important, intranets enhance employees' productivity by
equipping them with powerful, consistent tools.
What an Intranet can do for
Every company faces a very
important issue of Information delivery. Nowhere else is this more
evident than inside the company. Inter-office memos, electronic
mail, and meetings. Somewhere along the line, somebody realizes that
this is an extremely ineffective way of
getting information to the people who need it most. Right now, that
someone is you.
What R-Squared can do for you?
An intranet-based network connects
your entire organization to the information that helps your
employees accomplish their jobs faster, smarter, and better.
Your sales team can stay on top of the competition. Marketing
can collaborate with sales on new marketing campaigns and the
development of new sales tools. Engineering can share
important discoveries and develop an on-line knowledge base of
research information. Human Resources can communicate
information about insurance and benefits as well as company
policies. All from one central resource. Rather than
hunting through stacks of paper, employees have immediate access to
the most up-to-date information right at their fingertips.
An intranet solution from R-Squared makes updating information as
easy as accessing that information. When pricing changes, you
update globally from one location. When a product is discontinued,
you update globally from one location. From concept, to
design, to implementation, R-Squared will be with you every step of