The Nets Worksheet
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Axia College Material Appendix F The Nets Worksheet Use in a Net Type Definition Key Characteristics Business Setting Internet The internet is made up of Several thousand The internet allows several thousand smaller networks make up companies and networkers all connected under the internet. organizations to share one roof. data to anyone Any single persons world wide can worldwide who has The internet can be seen as access the internet access to the internet. one very large network that through an ISP. consists of nearly every The internet provides ISPs provide access computer network in the world. to the internet several added Residents, Businesses, and through several advantages for Organizations all have access speeds. Dialup businesses. to this network to share, being the low end Businesses can send download, and upload data, and receive speed, and DSL or and to communicate between Cable ranking near information between other persons or networks. the top as faster end other businesses. speeds. They can back up These networks are joined system information to DSL lines make use together through several legal of a standard the internet. agreements and commercial telephone line to Businesses can also contracts. gain access to the sell products or internet, this line services, or advertise Access to the internet is their business to any enables the user to handled through an ISP browse the internet residence, company, (Internet Service Provider). and talk on the or organization. These ISPs provide the access phone at the same to the world network (Internet) The internet provides for a fee. time. a reliable, flexible, and The internet makes use of network secure opportunity for protocols to ensure a business to manage the data is data to and from other users. transmitted in a standard format. IT 205 One of the most important protocols is known as the TCP/IP protocol. Email is an internet application that allows users to send and receive messages and files to any computer world wide that is connected to the internet. Intranet Internal Company Networks An intranet can be Allows users to that make use of the same share documents used in a business internet and web technologies and communicate setting to add a as that of the internet. with each other. flexible, reliable, and low cost approach to Only authorized An intranet is basically an users have access networking, sharing, internal miniinternet that is to the intranet. and communicating only available to those inside An intranet is between computers that company with proper and users within the secured by firewalls. access. Can save company internally. organizations and companies money. An intranet provides a means of sharing An organization or company can use a information through a web browsers for it’s network that is interface instead of designed very similar to the internet. By this having a software firm design new a company can use a software. This adds simple web browser to flexibility and navigate throughout the intranet which cuts reliability to the cost of software intranet. development and employee training. An intranet is secured by a firewall which helps provide access to only IT 205 authorized users of the intranet and can help to secure and keep information private. Extranets are very similar to Extranets allow An extranet is similar an intranet, in fact, an extranet users to share data to that of an intranet. is an intranet which does not and communicate An extranet is flexible restrict access to the internal between the internal and reliable and can company itself. An extranet company or add a low cost gives other users outside of the organization as well approach to sharing company limited access to the as to company data and intranet along with the intranet communicating partners or those users. outside of the between users. company who are An extranet also makes use of given limited access An extranet provides internet and WWW protocols to the network. companies to share Extranets provide data and Extranets generally use added the same benefits communicate security through the use of as an intranet as internally and gives Extranet VPN (Virtual Private Networks). users the privilege to well as allowing A VPN uses special protocols employees or remotely access the to allow remote users secure company users intranet outside of the access to the intranet. remote access to company., the intranet when away from the Companies or company. organizations may An extranet may give affiliates, help increase the partners, or other speed and accuracy users outside of the of business. company limited or secured access to the company’s intranet which can increase speed and accuracy of business. IT 205 The Nets Worksheet Scenario 1EMH Technologies Corporation has set up a site that allows its employees to view their personal human resource data from remote computers. The site has an area where employees can view job postings within the company and make changes to their contact information. Employees can also sign up for technology courses electronically via the site. What type of network is EMH Technologies Corporation using? IT 205 Extranet Scenario 2 Soaps Galore is a small shop in Waterville, Maine that sells handmade soaps, bath products, and creams. Recently, Soaps Galore received a glowing review of their products in a national magazine. As a result of the magazine article, the store was flooded with phone calls from people all over the United States and Canada wanting to buy their products. To keep up with customer demand, they created a site that allows customers to purchase all of the products they carry in the Waterville store online. What type of network is Soaps Galore using? Internet Scenario 3 The Bloom Design Group is a company that offers interior design services to businesses and individuals throughout the world. The company’s site features a virtual decorating tool, which offers clients the chance to play with different color and design schemes. This tool allows their clients to get an idea of what a design project would look like once it is completed, before actually making color and design decisions. The site also gives member interior designers access to their client files and company style guides, as well as the ability to electronically process orders for design materials and furniture. The designers simply use a login and a password to gain secure access to the site and these features. What type of network is the Bloom Design Group using? Internet Scenario 4 XYZ Plastics is a manufacturing company with 50 plants located throughout the United States. They have a site that houses their employee personnel handbook, the contact information and addresses for all of their plant locations, and the telephone numbers and email addresses for all 3,000 employees nationwide. The site also lets employees electronically submit vacation and plant transfer requests, as well as make changes to their health benefits coverage. What type of network is XYZ Plastics using? Intranet IT 205
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