If an enterprise is considering implementing a business-to-employee (B2E) portal, be prepared because contrary to common misperceptions, it is a lengthy and complex system to install successfully. But if an organization is prepared from the outset to deal with these issues, it will be rewarded for its preparedness.
Last week, columnist Johna Till Johnson broke down IP VPNs into three types: remote-access VPNs, branch-office VPNs, and extranet VPNs. The real news is the groundswell of interest from large companies in justifying deployment of branch-office VPNs, Johnson says.
Every few years the concept of IP virtual private networks gets a lot of press. Yet most large organizations continue to use a patchwork of frame relay, ATM and remote-access services to handle their connectivity needs. If IP VPNs are such a great idea, why haven
Despite the push virtual private networks are experiencing for remote access and extranets, they can often be held up, or even scuttled, by inter-company politics and the complexity of setting up and administering them.