Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 28, 2015).
"Prepared by Georgia Institute of Technology under contract DAK-F11-97-D-0001."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32).
We analyze the concept and practice of Intranets used in midsize and large enterprises, focusing on their use and impact within research and development (R & D) organizations. We examine the shift from the old concept of business computing to the modern concept of enterprise computing, and consider Intranets-a class of enterprise computing-relative to enterprise computing trends. By analyzing in detail some case studies selected from the literature, on-site visits, and workshop discussions, we then offer three tools to frame the critical issues and provide structure for systematically constructing strategic Intranets specific to a given organization's mission and culture. Arguing that creation of an Intranet that projects an image of a world-class organization demands no less than a world-class enterprise that is strategically enabled through information technology, we then analyze the current U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Intranet and present a three-step action plan to expedite ARL's movement toward creation of such an Intranet.