An extranet exists when the intranets of two or more companies/organizations are linked together.
Describe the main benefits that can accrue from a company/organization linking its intranet with:
1. the intranet(s) of its suppliers/service providers, and
2. the intranet(s) of its customers/clients
To be converted into useful information, transaction data requires processing. In an accounting information systems context, such processing requires the data to be structured and organized using file orientation and/or data orientation.
Distinguish between a file-orientated approach and a data-orientated approach, and critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each type, and the organizational characteristics that often determine which type will be adopted.