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Fundamentals of Information Systems

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ISBN: 9781305082168
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Using the Internet, identify three organizations that make extensive use of extranets to collaborate with their business partners. Write a report summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of using extranets.

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Three organization that use extranets to collaborate with their business partner and advantages and disadvantages of using extranets.

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In the present time, organizations are using the Internet at high rate for their business world.This is so because this tool allows them to transmit and receive information and data instantly. As we know that without Internet, national and international expansion of the companies is not possible as they use different geographical areas inside the same country or outside countries and continent.

Apart from the Internet, there is another network called extranet which is used by many organizations to collaborate with their business partners. Extranet is a secure network which uses the Internet technologies to connect intranets of business organizations and their partners. It allows them to collaborate with each other and through this, can create communication between organizations and consumers.

More and more companies started to create extranet because it allows them to reduce internetworking cost and allow reaching out to those people who are working physically outside the firewall and are the important part of the business strategies, product delivery system, or customer-support apparatus. Some of the companies are: -

  • Fashion companies − FOREVER 21: Through the company website, customers are able to register and can purchase online. Through e-commerce, the company can increase the sale of its products and can collect data from their customers and their feedback through which it can improve its products and services...

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