Netsations can help streamline your internal business information flow by incorporating an internal network, intranet, or extranet.
LANs: With large amounts of data that need to be accessed by various personnel, organizations are opting to move towards internal networks to handle their data sharing needs. But internal IPX networks are used for more than just printer-sharing. Intra-company communication via e-mail, quick access to vital information, reduced loads on individual workstations, and security options are just a few of the benefits of a network.
Intranets: Companies produce vast amounts of documentation each year and can no longer justify the expense of printing and distributing all this information, with no guarantee that people actually read it. This being the case, it makes sense to put all this information online. But how does it work?

An intranet is any internal network (LAN or WAN) that supports Internet applications, like web browsers. The "intra" in "intranet" means that the system is being run completely inside a private network, not necessarily connected to the Internet. If your internal network has TCP/IP connectivity, then an intranet can be created.

Uses of an intranet include:

  • Document distribution - reducing printing costs as well as paper waste, increasing timeliness of the information
  • Secure medium for confidential information
  • Interactive services - surveys, memo distribution
  • Database access
  • Intercompany communication
  • Customer support
Extranets: Just as there are many internal uses for web technology, companies often need to find better ways to communicate with external customers and suppliers. Extranets can improve your entire business by allowing specific groups of users to access your extranet and obtain the information they need. For example, an extranet can be used for:
  • Product brochures & specifications
  • Real-time product pricing
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about your products and services
  • Ordering information
  • Distributor sales/contact lists
  • Support documents
  • Employee recruitment
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