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Intranet: Enterprise Communication Platform, Strategic Positioning And Forecasts To 2000

  • ID: 32346
  • Report
  • January 2000
  • Region: Global
  • 250 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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Intranets, Internet technologies implemented within an enterprise, are growing at ten times the pace of consumer Internets. Enterprise virtual networks are being implemented as Intranets create significant market growth opportunity. Intranets support digital, video, voice, and data communications over broadband fiber optic networks. Intranets interconnect computers, telephony, and video systems providing a firewall to separate an Intranet communications network within an enterprise from a wide area communications network that has national and global reach outside the enterprise.

Companies are positioning to provide Intranet solutions as a complete package. An Intranet solution is unique to each organization, providing connectivity to suppliers and strategic allies. Companies are seeking competitive advnatage by integrating existing and legacy hardware and software with new Intranet equipment and software. Improved productivity is posible with new tools. Market suppliers are addressing all the market segments.

Intranets Provide:

- Enhancement of private internal enterprise networks
- Relatively controlled network environment
- Computing interoperability
- Firewall protection
- Multidisciplinary information exchange

Key findings in this report include:

- Companies desire enterprise with a global reach
- Companies need secure link to suppliers and channels
- Intranets provide secure environments for data exchange within the enterprise
- WEB authoring tools promise to impact Intranets
- Virtual networks support transmission of more data
- More powerful computers support more data traffic inside the enterprise

Following is a list of companies profiled in the report:

- Adobe
- AT&T
- BBN
- Boreland
- Cabletron
- Compaq
- Computer Associates
- Digital Equipment
- Fore Systems
- Frontier Technologies
- Hewlett-packard
- IBM
- Informex
- Lotus
- Lucent
- Microsoft
- NCR
- NEC
- Netscape
- Next computer
- Novelle
- Oracle
- RSA Data Security
- SAP
- Spyglass
- Stratacom
- SUN Microsystems
- Sybase
- U.S. Robotics
- Psi
- Netcom
- UUN
- BBN
- America Online
- Ameritech
- Bell Atlantic
- Bellsouth
- GTE
- Nynex
- Pacific Telesis
- SBC Communications
- US West
- AT&T
- MCI
- Sprint
- Ldds

This report consists of over 250 pages and includes 45 tables and figures.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET PROFILE

DEFINITION OF INTRANET

MARKET SEGMENTS

Virtual corporation

LAN PORTS

ATM PORTS

2. INTRANET FORECASTS

SUMMARY FORECASTS

MARKET FORCES

INTRANET SOFTWARE

APPLICATION PACKAGES

PROGRAMMING TOOLS

BROWSERS

WEB AUTHORING TOOLS

DATABASE/ WEB CONNECTORS

FIREWALLS

INTRANET SERVERS

SERVICES

3. INTERNET DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS

BUSINESS CONCERNS

iNTRANET SOFTWARE

iNTRANET SERVERS

BROWSERS

FIREWALLS

4. INTRANET APPLICATIONS

ADMINISTRATION

MARKETING

MIS

HUMAN RESOURCES

TRAINING

SALES AND MARKETING

FINANCE

TELEMARKETING

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

ENGINEERING

PRODUCT DESIGN

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

5. EXAMPLE OF PRODUCTS

NETSCAPE

MICROSOFT: INTERNET ASSISTANT

COMPUTER ASSOCIATES: JAZZMAN

SUN: JAVA

MAXIMUM: WEBC

SPIDER TECHNOLOGIES

ADOBE: ACROBAT

BORELAND: LATTE

NEXT: WEB OBJECTS

SUNSOFT: WORKSHOP

SYMENTEC: EXPRESSO

WAYFARER COMMUNICATIONS

GRADIENT TECHNOLOGIES

BUSINESS WEB: OPENSCAPE

6. ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

Objects

SUN: jAVA

APPLETS

MICROSOFT: OLE

CUSTOM CONTROLS

Visual age

Visual basic

PLATFORM CHOICE

DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

HTTP

HTML

PROTOCOLS AND STANDARDS

NETWORK MANAGEMENT NETWORK DEPLOYMENT

FRAME RELAY/ATM INTERNETWORKING

TOKEN RING/ATM INTERNETOWRKING

ETHERNET/ATM

VTANDARDS AND PROTOCOLS

VIRTUAL CIRCUITS

Examples of intranet implementations

3M

CAP GENINI SOGETI

Dreamworks

ELI LILLY

EXXON

FEDERAL EXPRESS

FORD

SILICON GRAPHICS

VISA
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