Building the Corporate Intranet

Steve Guengerich, Douglas Graham, Mitra Miller, Skipper McDonald

A complete blueprint for planning and building a fast, efficient company Intranet

Building the Corporate Intranet was designed to get you quickly up and running with all of the guidance and skills you need to plan and build a flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-manage corporate Intranet. Not just another HTML or Web site authoring book, Building the Corporate Intranet walks you through a unique 12-step program designed specifically with Intranets in mind. The authors begin with the business and technology considerations for building an Intranet, then clearly outline the physical and logical design of an Intranet network. They describe the full range of Web-based development tools and techniques, as well as the latest generation of Web-based client/server technologies. And they provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to integrate Web technologies with legacy systems to build an Intranet.

Building the Corporate Intranet features:

  • Unique checklists, surveys, workplans, and other helpful tools that streamline and foolproof the implementation process
  • Practical coverage of the full range of commercial Intranet tools, including Netscape, Java, and Shockwave, from vendors such as Sun, Microsoft, and others
  • Guidelines on how to organize and manage your Intranet development team
  • Real-life "best-use" case studies and examples

STEVE GUENGERICH has over 14 years of experience in information technology consulting, most recently as a managing director for BSG Corporation, and has authored or edited six other books on networking, client/server computing, and rightsizing.

DOUGLAS GRAHAM has over 20 years of experience managing projects in electronic commerce and new media, including most recently initiative leadership for BSG's New Media/INET Area. MITRA MILLER is a supervising consultant with BSG's INET initiative in New York.

SKIPPER McDONALD is a technical director in BSG's Dallas office. BSG CORPORATION is the high-performance IT services company. The company's unparalleled combination of client/server and advanced techno-logies expertise and its track record of innovative solutions for Global 2000 companies make it a front-runner among the new generation of systems integrators. BSG has been recognized by observers such as Hambrecht & Quist and Forrester Research as a leading consultant for breakthrough Internet/Intranet applications.

Table of Contents

  • The Intranet Impact.
  • The 12-Step Program.
  • Taking the First Steps.
  • Organizational Issues.
  • Intranet Architectures.
  • Object Request Brokers (ORBs).
  • Intranet Design.
  • Intranet Development.
  • Intranet Tools.
  • The User Interface.
  • Back-End Applications.
  • Implementing an Intranet.
  • Managing the Intranet.
  • Tips, Tricks, and Gotchas.
  • Appendices.
  • Glossary.
  • Index.

Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Computer Books


ISBN 047116268X
440 pages
November, 1996
Paper/Online Data
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