Garrison based intranet prototype for the 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
Heckroth, Nelson T
Olson, Thomas M.
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This thesis introduces the concept of an Intranet, chronicles the efforts required to create and deliver an Intranet, and provides a discussion of advantages and disadvantages of using an Intranet. It demonstrates that an Intranet can be a useful mechanism to solve problems related to information control and distribution for the reserve component of the 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized). The thesis contains a detailed description of the rapid prototyping process model, as well as the modifications required to adapt the process for Intranet development. Further, it describes the gathering of system requirements using the results of several structured walk throughs. It also describes, in detail, the development efforts to address each of the requirements identified. The prototype developed as part of this thesis demonstrates several key aspects of Intranet development and deployment. For example, it incorporates webpage development using commercial off the shelf products common to the division, and the development of interactive functions with spreadsheet and database programs. This thesis also addresses issues such as security and content control which are crucial for Intranet deployment
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