Saturday, February 16, 2008

Building and Integrating a Small Office Intranet

Intranets have been around for a long time. They were one of the first alternate uses for World Wide Web technology back in the early 1990s. The idea of bringing a little bit of the Web experience in-house was very attractive, but integration with existing systems was difficult. Thus, a lot of intranets were nothing more than glorified bulletin boards with some user-publishing features thrown in. The landscape is different now, with open-source software ready to take most of the cost and some of the complexity away from a good intranet setup. The so-called LAMP stack provides the perfect neutral platform for integrating many different pieces of software into a single point of interaction for users. That's what we have tried to do at our more..

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