The Internet is an open, public space, while an intranet is designed to be a private space. An intranet may be accessible from the Internet, but as a rule it's protected by a password and accessible only to employees or other authorized users.
- Slow access speeds (e.g. 56Kbps dial up connectivity)
- Different types of web browsers are used to view the website (e.g. Netscape, IE, Opera)
- Different types of operating systems are used to view the website (e.g. Windows, Mac)
- Global audience (e.g. multilingual, different cultures)
- Faster access speeds (e.g. 100Mbps LAN connectivity).
- Standardized type of browser. Minimal or no compatibility issues
- Standardized type of operating systems.
- Primarily local audience