If you want to buy an enterprise portal from Oracle these days, you have two choices, neither of which seems ideal:
A quick look at Oracle's website reveals that the term "Portal" takes you to a page on Oracle WebCenter, while the newest information on the page for Oracle Portal dates to June 2006. We've previously told the tale of two Oracle portals. Competing vendor BEA also has two portal products and customer bases, because of its Plumtree acquisition, while Oracle has developed both its portals internally. We acknowledge that different use cases often do indeed require different technical approaches, but Oracle seems to be changing horses here rather than adding. Meanwhile, if you are testing WebCenter, I'd welcome hearing how it's going.
Document Management (ECM) Evaluation Stream looks at... iManage security
"Overall the security mechanisms for WorkSite are not only extensive, but also very practical for legal and deal-centric environments. For example, you can partition a repository into many smaller repositories, creating "ethical walls" of content. Security settings are particularly granular and extend down to document/task/thread level. Of course, fine-grained security means administrative and training overhead, as well as potential usability problems in environments where there is an expectation of cross-project information access ......"
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