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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (8 Dec 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0138423377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0138423377
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,213,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unanimous praise for THE 21ST CENTURY INTRANET!

"Don't even think about creating an Intranet without reading this
book. Buy several copies -- you'll want to pass it around, and others
will want to borrow it."
Howard Rheingold, Author, Virtual Communities and Virtual Realities
Founder, Electric Minds, www.minds.com



"The 21st Century Intranet is a triumph, as Gonzalez provides an
insightful framework for successful Intranet deployment. This is a
lively and pragmatic road map full of examples on how to (and how not
to) build and manage these machines of the knowledge economy. In spite
of the dramatic potential benefits of Intranet computing, to date there
have been more Intranet failures than successes, as too many have
underestimated the challenges of Intranet deployment. Gonzalez
provides an approach which is both holistic and pragmatic, outlining
the not only the technical but also the human and behavioral issues
that must be addressed to harness the remarkable power of Intranet
computing. This book is required reading for any "Intranet champion"
who not only wants to make sense of the recent dramatic changes in
technology, but also wants to capitalize on them."


Malcolm Frank, Vice President, Cambridge Technology Partners



"The 21st Century Intranet is chocked full of pragmatic advice for
successfully designing and implementing your company's Intranet. A
must read."


Dick Baumbusch, President, the Knowledge Advantage Group



"An indispensible guide for getting the most from technology
investments. Jennifer Stone Gonzalez demystifies the confusion for
the technologist and business manager alike."


Maynard Webb, VP & CIO, Bay Networks



"Dr. Gonzalez has added a valuable contribution to our understanding
of a critical new business communications technology. In particular,
she adds depth to the analysis of the critical interplay between
Intranet deployment and corporate culture and communications which
will outlive rapidly evolving technologies."


Kevin Han, Chief Information Architect, Just in Time Solutions, Inc.



"Jennifer Stone Gonzalez has created an outstanding analysis of the
benefits and challenges of developing Intranets. The 21st Century
Intranet reveals a deep understanding of the cultural and
organizational issues underlying the Intranet phenomenon and should be
required reading for developers, consultants, and managers alike. As
someone who lives and breathes corporate Intranet development on a
daily basis, I find that The 21st Century Intranet transcends the
trivia of speeds and feeds and instead delivers a higher vision of the
value Intranets can bring to any organization."


Richard S. Gaston, Jr., Business Development Manager, Sage Solutions,
Inc.



"This book is a must read. Gonzalez provides the corporate world with
a much needed practical view of the world of corporate Intranets. I
loved the nuts and bolts lists, presentations and how to's. A perfect
resource for any organization moving into the exciting world of
intranets."


Elliott Masie, President, The MASIE Center , Author of TechLearn Trends



"Spectacular! With clarity, insight, and a sense of history, Jennifer
Stone Gonzalez has written the guide to intranets. If you're online,
you need this book."


Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, The Networking Institute, Inc.
Authors of Virtual Teams


(Web Copy: Intranets are every bit as important as the hypetsers say,
but they are a lot more difficult to implement. Now, top consultant
Jennifer Stone Gonzalez has written the book on maximizing the business.



"Gonzalez' book is a very useful guide for technological change
agents. It's practical, well-researched, and filled with stories about
real-life implementation experiences."


Mary E. Boone, President, Boone Associates Author, Leadership and the
Computer.



"A key learning from this book is to balance people and technology
during Intranet development. I enjoyed the "cultural" and ethnographic
stories in this book which convey a powerful message to all Intranet
developers "build the tool, but to be real cool, add folk to the
pool." The 21st Intranet extends beyond a promise of easy publishing,
flash graphics and interactive scripts to the core values of knowledge
creation, innovation through idea recombination, trust and community."


Denham Grey, President, GreyMatter Inc.



"Jennifer Stone Gonzalez has written the definitive handbook for IT
professionals pondering the bewildering array of technologies
relentlessly coming down the pike. The good news is that you don't
have to replace your computer systems. It's about alignment, not
replacement."


Alan Chamberlain, Strategic Planning Analyst, Bay Networks



"This book is clearly for leaders, key decision makers and strategic
planners. Jennifer Stone Gonzalez has taken the mysticism of the
Internet and made it practical for the layperson and daily business
use. I suggest it for all leaders who want their organizations to be
vital and competitive in the knowledge economy. More than likely your
customers and competitors have a copy".


Charles L. Fred, President, International Learning Systems



"The 21st Century Intranet is a powerful guide for the worker of the
future. This book will help us all understand and adapt to the
profound realities of intranet communication. Don't be left behind in
the world of the past--read this book and move into the future."


Bruce Tulgan, President, Rainmaker, Inc. Author, Managing Generation X



"Wonderful! A much-needed book that not only offers practical
insights into intranet development, but reminds us of the reasons we
want them in the first place: to leverage the abundant wealth of human
intelligence, creativity, and knowledge within our organizations. A
"must-read."


Janet Logothetti, Prinicipal, Terra Firma Design


From the Author

A human-centered intranet development roadmap
Several years ago, back when the web was young, I was asked to create a "knowledge sharing system" for a large telecommunications company. In my search for resources to help with the task, I found that most books at all related to new communication technologies were either highly technical or highly theoretical. I couldn't find anything that married the "human" with the "technical." So, I stepped up to the plate and wrote this book. I hope that it will help other intranet developers enjoy their work as much as I have....Thanks to everyone in the U.K for their continued interest and support.

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I read an article adapted from this book called "Intranet Development Roadmap", I immediately decided the reviewers might be right that this is a must read. I read it in a week and I now know that it IS a must read! I'll probably be skimming it a bunch to help me champion improved intranet development in my organization, and I'll definitely make use of many of the models, lists and how-tos. Check out the article and you'll know quick if this book is for you.
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While many books focus on plain technology, this one integrates the business aspects of an intranet as well. An absolute MUST read. Hat's off to the author for such an interesting job. If only....we stopped assuming that Intranets run in vaccumm...the author confronts that fact and provides a detailed discussion on how you can make your company buy into the idea...and support it till the end(of it's implementation!)
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In the ever-changing world of 400+ page computer how-to books, 21st Century Intranet stands out. This should be required reading for anyone who is about to develop an intranet, or needs to save a failing one.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A good starting place, in spite of all the typos 18 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a good place to start if you have been tasked with starting up an intranet. While it is a bit repetitive, the author makes her case for important issues like user-centered design, the criteria of a successful intranet and moving away from the first of four models of an intranet. It will expose you to the most important issues surrounding the design, implementation and running of an intranet.
The book is really let down by its poor editing; be prepared for, on average, one typo per page and quite a few grammatical errors as well. I find these niggles irritating and inexcusable, especially from a publisher like Prentice Hall.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
An excellent book for all Intranet Managers and Developers 21 Jun 2000
By "rgpaul" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I believe that, even though this book is over two years old, it is still absolutely foundational to anyone who is an Intranet Project Manager.
Having been a contractor for over five years, dealing primarily on the e-commerce and marketing side of the Internet, I needed a tool that would quickly give me a broad perspective in the Intranet realm. I was able to complete this book in four days and walk into my new position at State Farm Insurance as the California Web Coordinator with an excellent understanding of what needed to be done. Three weeks after starting my new job, myself and my counterparts from the other areas in the state were able to prepare and submit a proposal based primarily on what I learned from this book. Try that with any other book and you'll still be trying to peice it together. This is an excellent book that's very easy to read and very informative.
Thanks Jennifer for a job well done.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Intranet development should start here! 8 Feb 2000
By John Leo Mencias - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This interesting and well-written (style) book discusses the whys, whos, whats and even the whens of successful intranet development. Yes, it also discusses the hows - not the actual software development 'how', but rather the oft forgotten yet crucial part that comes before anything else: finding out what users want. It makes a strong case for designing intranets around its users, their need for information and the inherent potential of the underlying internet technology for information exchange. In fact, it would appear that Ms. Gonzalez's rendition of the history of the evolution of the internet is made for the sole purpose of reminding us that its raison d'etre was communal information exchange and hence this is what we should be using it for. More importantly, Ms. Gonzalez presents a realistic framework - at the same time making a strong case - for bottom-up intranet development: evolving from diverse, distributed informal groups of information-seekers within the same enterprise, then nurtured by intranet champions and finally "sold" to top management as a clear economic choice to other means of information and knowledge sharing. She even goes through the pains of preparing generic proposals for selling intranet projects to top management. This book is an essential starting point for top management and intranet champions in undertaking any IT project (period)! Heeding Ms. Gonzalez's words is sure to save many IT-itchy companies much time, effort and money!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An Excellent Book; a techno business perspective 12 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While many books focus on plain technology, this one integrates the business aspects of an intranet as well. An absolute MUST read. Hat's off to the author for such an interesting job. If only....we stopped assuming that Intranets run in vaccumm...the author confronts that fact and provides a detailed discussion on how you can make your company buy into the idea...and support it till the end(of it's implementation!)
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic work! 2 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read an article adapted from this book called "Intranet Development Roadmap", I immediately decided the reviewers might be right that this is a must read. I read it in a week and I now know that it IS a must read! I'll probably be skimming it a bunch to help me champion improved intranet development in my organization, and I'll definitely make use of many of the models, lists and how-tos. Check out the article and you'll know quick if this book is for you.
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