-- Extensive coverage of version control, security and transaction processing.
-- CD-ROM includes: valuable Starbase Version Control and Configuration software; GlobalLink Web Translator for international visitors; and templates for extranet planning and design.
For years, companies have talked about deepening their business partnerships and building "virtual organizations" that integrate many companies in a single, profitable value chain. Extranets make all this possible. This is the IT professional's first complete guide to building secure, high-performance extranets. Start by understanding what extra nets are, and how they are delivering powerful results for companies like Fedex, Lockheed and Hewlett-Packard. Understand each technical component of an extranet: web servers, browser technology, authoring technology, search and retrieval, e-commerce and security technology. Learn to analyze the potential benefits, goals and costs of an extranet. Then walk step-by-step through implementing your extranet, from evaluating new database and bandwidth loads and data replication options, to organizing site content, to establishing usage policies. Learn how to prototype, test and roll out your extranet. Then, learn to evaluate your extranet's success, through traffic analysis metrics and other techniques. The CD-ROM includes extensive extranet analysis and design tools, as well as detailed planning templates. This is an essential reference for MIS professionals and Webmasters, especially those now called upon to open their company intranets to corporate partners.