The ability to work at Home Management people can now perform their work at home. For those who devote more time for their works, they can extend their working hours by performing their office works at the comfort of their own home. As long as there is an internet connection, and as long as the access at home is allowed, anyone authorize person can really become more productive. Problems associated with Online Intranet However, there are problems associated with internet-based intranet like: security, down-time, and internet connection failure.
The issue with security as mentioned earlier is controlled by a firewall. Access to information is limited according to the type of authorization that will be given to an authorize user. Like an information system, users might be assigned as an administrator, and a plain or limited user. Those files which are confidential might be accessible only using the administrator accounts. As long as the username and passwords remain secured, the access to the site remains 99% secured.
Down-time errors mostly associated with server breakdowns and system failures can be addressed by an effective maintenance schedules. Most IT people assign a once a month down-time period scheduled for system maintenance which takes mostly an average of 1 to 3 hours. This is not bad at all compared to the amount of effective working time of the system. Internet connection failure is mostly associated with weather condition and occurrence of disaster which does not occur at all times.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) had already developed secured connection lines to mitigate these problems. Conclusion Internet based intranet is very beneficial in information sharing, and communication lines for all branches of FYC. It is an effective cost cutting technique, effective reduction of volumes of papers produced in transactions. It helps achieve consistency in information sharing, faster and reliable information retrieval, and offers flexibility in performing all forms of top level management tasks for management people.