Intranet: Enterprise Communication Platforms -- Strategic Positioning And Forecasts To 2000

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REPORT NO. A 781596219 250 + Pages 45 Tables and Figures 1996

    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.

 

 

 

INTRANET:

 

ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS       \  STRATEGIC POSITIONING  /

\  FORECASTS TO 2000  /

 


STRATEGIC DEFINITION OF MARKET

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 of Study             Key Market Directions and Opportunities                 


         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

 

 


   Internet technology implemented fully within an enterprise is called Intranet. Intranet virtual networks are rapidly evolving to support digital, video, voice, and data communications over broadband fiber optic networks.  These virtual networks are positioned to interconnect computers, telephony, and video systems.

   Firewalls separate the Intranet communications network within an enterprise from the Internet WAN communications network.


 

COMPANY PROFILES

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE COMPANIES

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

 

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

psi

NETCOM

UUN

BBN

AMERICA ONLINE

 

RBOCS

AMERITECH

BELL ATLANTIC

BELLSOUTH

GTE

NYNEX

PACIFIC TELESIS

SBC COMMUNICATIONS

US WEST

 

LONG DISTANCE COMPANIES

AT&T

MCI

SPRINT

LDDS

 

 

 

     REPORT METHODOLOGY

     This is the twelfth in a series of market forecasts of networking and interoperability.  The project leaders have significant experience preparing industry       studies.  Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases.  In-depth interviews are conducted with a broad range of key participants       and opinion leaders.

 

REPORT OUTLINE


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

sTANDARDS AND PROTOCOLS

VIRTUAL CIRCUITS

examples of intranet implementations

3M

CAP GENINI SOGETI

dreamworks

ELI LILLY

EXXON

FEDERAL EXPRESS

FORD

SILICON GRAPHICS

VISA

 

 


Intranets represent an essential, evolving communication path that is being used by companies to understand the opportunities presented by the Internet.  Intranets represents a safe way for companies to learn about, understand, and master technology, improving and increasing productivity within the enterprise, positioning for competitive advantage.


 


LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES

INTRANET SOFTWARE

APPLICATION PACKAGES

PROGRAMMING TOOLS

BROWSERS

WEB AUTHORING TOOLS

DATABASE/ WEB CONNECTORS

 

FIREWALLS

INTRANET SERVERS

SERVICES

   

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