This very open brief left
us to decide on which way to approach this task. We
looked into the organisation's existing IT infrastructure
and they had an externally hosted Internet site and
an internally hosted network but no intranet. We decided
to create a framework for an intranet should the ASA
require any further applications and took it from there.
Using ASP and an MS Acess back-end to
keep costs low (the servers already had MS Server 2000
installed on them) we created a template which would
allow for the hosting of many more applications.
The application itself (SEDS) was prototyped
and the user interface was tested by a sample of the
staff who would use it. The application was then completed
and rolled out to the complete satisfaction of the