Many Portal Products Getting Refreshed

  • 2-Feb-2010

Last week we released some significant updates to our Enterprise Portals Research. The latest research reflects significant changes among new versions of several portal platforms, as well as additional details for all the products we cover.

Our research found the market in a particularly unusual state. Buyers should exercise particular caution as many portal software vendors are significantly updating their software. You can read more about the market’s state of limbo in the press release. As our Cross-Check below illustrates, IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft, along with open source options, are all at an overhaul and refresh stage.

CMS Watch Portals Cross-Check 2010. Click to enlarge.
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IT Executives who are procuring a new portal solution typically do not want to be the first to deploy brand new software. Rather, they prefer a product that has somewhat matured. With so many major vendors in transition, the market has entered a kind of limbo phase.

Our research also found a healthy open source market (almost half of the portal products we cover are open source).  We also track some new technical developments, such as whether and how different portal tools integrate with other applications as both consumers and producers of services. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can download a free sample here.

Our customers say...

"The Enterprise Portals Research does an excellent job of articulating the key complexities and challenges associated with portal implementations, and will greatly assist organizations in planning for and executing portal initiatives."

Mike Girifalco, Director of Engineering, Bit Group, Inc.

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