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Introduction to Information Technology, 2
nd
EditionTurban, Rainer & Potter © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.7-1
Introduction to Information Technology
2
nd
Edition Turban, Rainer & Potter© 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Chapter 7: The Internet, Intranets, andExtranets
Prepared by:Roberta M. Roth, Ph.D.University of Northern Iowa
 
Introduction to Information Technology, 2
nd
EditionTurban, Rainer & Potter © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.7-2
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In this chapter, we will study:
 The evolution, operations, andservices of the Internet
 The segment of the Internet calledthe World Wide Web
Organizational applications of Internettechnology (intranets and extranets)
Specialized Internet applications
 
Introduction to Information Technology, 2
nd
EditionTurban, Rainer & Potter © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.7-3
What is the Internet?
 The largest computer network in theworld (a network of networks)
Information exchange is seamless usingopen, non-proprietary standards andprotocols, within interconnectednetworks
A true democratic communications forumproducing a democratization of information
Spirit of information sharing and openaccess underlies the Internet.

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