1st Edition


ISBN 9780750638661
Published June 1, 1998 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Intranets and Extranets are the fastest growing use of internet technology and are being adopted by a large number of organizations. `Web-Weaving' is a book for managers which illustrates the benefits and pitfalls of using technology to enhance internal and external connections. The book brings together a number of the hottest subjects in IT and Organizational Development using contributions from innovative thinkers and practitioners in both areas.

The first section defines what web-weaving actual is, describing the huge range of communication technology available to organizations at the moment. The second section reviews web-weaving in practice using case studies of companies using intranet and extranet technology. The third section brings together commentaries from leading players in both the IT and Human Resources fields to predict the future of web-weaving and the huge impact it will have on the way organizations and the people within them will work together in the future.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tim Berners Lee (World Wide Web Consortium) Part 1: The elements of web-weaving: 1/ the definition and dynamics of intranets (Mellanie Hills) 2/ the cybercorp (James Martin) 3/ organizing knowledge (John Seely-Brown and Paul Duguid) 4/ the learning organization (Dr Lily Evans) 5/ the extranet solution (OneSoft Corporation) 6/ electronic commerce (David Flint) 7/ electronic consumerism (Delloite & Touche) 8/ competitive advantage through information (Frank Abramson and Graham Telford) 9/ automating the virtual sales force (Tom Siebel & Michael Malone) 10/ the elusive strategic alliance (Lawrence G Friedman) 11/ why virtual teams? (Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrery Stamps) 12/ virtual teaming and virtual organizations (David J Skyrme) 13/ transactional communities as organic market systems (Bob Johansen) Part 2 - Web-weaving in practice: 14/ assembling a simple intranet (IPC Magazines) 15/ making an intranet by the book (The British Library) 16/ fostering information flow (Parsons Brinckerhoff) 17/ virtual learning (City University Business School) 18/ Intra and Extra-netting (The Boeing Company) 19/ virtual teamwork (British Petroleum) 20/enhancing an alliance with technology (Halliburton Brown & Root) 21/ benefitting online alliances with an extranet (Oracle Corporation) 22/ electronic commerce (Cisco systems) 23/ reality bytes (Steven B Weissman) 24/ improving global communication (Global Office network) 25/ team syntegrity (Raul Espejo) 26/ generous networks of productive connections (Brainpool) 27/ Trading Post (Peter Lloyd) Part 3 - Web-weaving - what's next? 28/ the digital utility (Joel Birnbaum, Hewlett-Packard) 29/ the digital nervous system (Bill Gates, Microsoft) 30/ realising the potential of the web (Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Consortium) 31/ changing the organization to meet the needs of networks (Meredith Belbin, Belbin Associates) 32/ the internetworked business (Don Tapscott, New Paradigm Learning Corporation) 33/ the empowered individual (Michael Wolf) 34/ tomorrow's company (John McIntyre) 35/ shared minds (Michael Schrage) 36/ the global village - today and tomorrow (Nelson Thall) 37/ staying human in a machine dominated world (Susanna Opper) 38/ web-weaving - the human dimension (Robin Wood, Genetic Systems)

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' Likely to be of most interest to HR professionals.'
People Management

This Book provides a sophisticated & multifaceted vision of the important enabling roles that information technology is likely to play within future knowledge & network-based societies.
The Electronic Library - 8th June 2000