Architecture & Features of Intranet Content Management
Intranet Content Management solutions are web-based, database driven applications designed to enhance the ability of an organization to communicate and collaborate content easily. The Intranet Content Management solutions are designed to adhere to the industry standards so that they meet your business needs and requirements rather than forcing you to accomodate yourself to it's requirements. As the Intranet Content Management solutions are web-based, they require a network with the TCP/IP protocol implemented, clients running a web browser and a web-server. In addition, the Intranet Content Management solutions require additional infrastructure which includes application servers, database servers, and mail servers.
To run the Intranet Content Management solutions, you need four different components which include browser, a web server, application servers, and database server. These components can run on a single computer or they can be spread out across many computers. The browser submits a form, via Hyper Text Transport Protocol (HTTP) to the web server. This is usually done on port 80 which is the standard port for HTTP transmission. However, an administrator may change this if they wish. The web server interprets this submission of the form as being really directed towards the Load Balancing Broker Servlet (LBBServlet), configured to run on the servlet engine residing on the web server, and routes it appropriately. The request is then passed from the LBBServlet to an application server with the least load on it.
The organization or the administrator of the organization can select an operating system of their choice to deploy the Intranet Content Management application. Regardless of the operating system, comfortability of the administrator with the manageability and stability of their chosen operating system needs to be ensured. The main platform issue confronting the administration of the Intranet Content Management application is disk utilization. The Intranet Content Management application uses the web server to store the uploaded files. As a result, expandability of the file system over time is a major consideration. Now let us see some of the features of the Intranet Content Management application.
You can easily change the look and feel of the Intranet Content Management application with the use of Cascading Style Sheet technology and different types of skins. The Intranet Content Management application provides greater security by securing files, versions, and access to your important internal documents. As the failed attempts are logged, the security administrator is intimated of the failed attempts by immediate email notifications. The Intranet Content Management application provides enhanced security with the comprehensive logging feature which can be implemented across the entire application or more narrowly defined by your systems administrators.
The Intranet Content Management application enables even non-technical people to easily manage their intranet content. The Intranet Content Management application enables you to simply create all sorts of web-based documents. An administrator of the Intranet Content Management application, can add department home pages, personal home pages, create new online forms, create new management reports with the data captured from the forms, create and manage online technical, human resource, or company information with a tight security infrastructure. The Intranet Content Management application runs on many platforms. Usually the Intranet Content Management applications are designed to support open source operating systems and databases.
Content Management application provides a group scheduler and calendar.
The true groupware feature of the Intranet Content Management application
allows you to schedule yourself and others for meeting, phone calls, etc.
In addition, it also enables you to easily coordinate the schedules of
different people for meetings and appointments. The Intranet Content Management
application enables difficult appointments such as repeating appointments,
non-specific time appointments and all-day appointments to be easily created
and coordinated with your personal desktop software. In addition, the
Intranet Content Management application enables you to create bulletin
boards on the application or through the calendar to communicate and share
documents on any topic.
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