What is an intranet site?
An intranet can be described as your company’s private, staff-only website – inaccessible to the general public through the World Wide Web. Picture an intranet as the place where employees “e-meet”, connect, work on projects, engage with the company and get to know each other. A social intranet introduces features popularized by famous social networks, meant to improve bottom-up communication.
What does intranet mean?
“Intra” stands for “internal” and therefore describes the use of an internal communication tool. The prefix “intra” is also translated to “within” and “inter” translated to “between” or “among”. The meaning of company intranet is therefore: an internal communication tool that is used between employees.
Does intranet need internet?
The Internet is the underlying technology that enables an intranets connectivity. Intranet and internal are usually kept apart to keep the intranet secure. To access the intranet, employee’s computers need to be connected to your organization's local area network (LAN). These computers need to have web browser software for example: Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Firewalls are put up as gatekeepers and to provide security.