Believes the introduction of Internet technology stimulates a learning process often associated with an upsurge in creative and entrepreneurial activity. Describes an intranet as an organization's closed internal network based on Internet technology and an extranet as connection of intranets of an organization with its external contacts. States the extranet's benefits include: its infrastructure; learning and knowledge; reduced time to market; electronic business and commerce; shorter sales cycles; and customer service and support. Cautions the move from intranet to a successful business‐to‐business extranet requires careful thought, as it is more than just the technical linking of intranets. Concludes there will be a meteoric extranet growth.
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