\ˈɛkstɹe͡ɪnˌɛt], \ˈɛkstɹeɪnˌɛt], \ˈɛ_k_s_t_ɹ_eɪ_n_ˌɛ_t]\
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The extension of a company's intranet outonto the Internet, e.g. to allow selected customers,suppliers and mobile workers to access the company's privatedata and applications via the World-Wide Web. This is incontrast to, and usually in addition to, the company's publicwebsite which is accessible to everyone. The differencecan be somewhat blurred but generally an extranet impliesreal-time access through a firewall of some kind.Such facilities require very careful attention to security butare becoming an increasingly important means of deliveringservices and communicating efficiently.[Did Marc Andreessen invent the term in September 1996?]
By Denis Howe
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- Effort, skill, and work conditions reflect differentiating factors in operator performance leading to adjusted average time.