Many traditional "enterprise portal" services -- such as portlet/gadget-based presentation, the ability to aggregate content from different sources, and personalization -- are getting subsumed within products from adjacent marketplaces, most notably by Web Content & Experience Management vendors.
However, portal technology still plays a key role in many business scenarios, and as a result, portal vendors have not been sitting idle. Many of them have released new versions and additional features. Consider, for example:
We will critically examine all these vendor claims in our next update due out early next month. As always, our subscribers will get the first peek.
If you are a customer of these or any the other vendors that we evaluate in our Portal and Content Integration evaluations, I'd love to chat with you. Please feel free to reach out to me via email or by commenting below.
Portals and Content Integration Evaluation Stream looks at... Version Numbers in JBoss Portal
"EPP 5.0 is not an upgrade from its last version 4.3. It has a completely different architecture and is based on the new GateIn portal project; in a sense, the version number 5.0 is misleading,..."
Learn the real strengths and weaknesses of major Portals vendors from around the world, in our Portals & Content Integration evaluation research stream.
Tags: Portals & Content Integration, Marketplace at Large, Scalability, Selecting Technology, Vendor Viability & Financials, Backbase Portal, Liferay Portal , Red Hat: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, SharePoint 2010, WebSphere Portal Server
"Portals are where 'synergy' stops being a buzz word and becomes a tangible business benefit. If you're considering portal software, you can't afford to miss this comprehensive market review. And if you've already started a project, the common-sense advice contained in this outstanding research could save you thousands of dollars -- and hours."
Eric L. Reiss, Author of "Practical Information Architecture"
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