Praise for Proven Portals
“Enterprise portals are a key component in supporting enterprise business integration, and this book is a must-read for anyone involved in planning or deploying a portal solution.”
—Colin White, President, Intelligent Business Strategies
“Enterprise portals have moved from the fringes of business to a core competency in the span of a few short years. This book provides the balanced overview managers need to make intelligent decisions without dragging them into a morass of technical detail.”
President, E-Business Strategies
Author of Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution
“Portals have become the ubiquitous format for most uses of the Web. If you are venturing into portal land, whether for the first time or after a few experiences, Dan Sullivan’s book, Proven Portals: Best Practices for Planning, Designing, and Developing Enterprise Portals, is a valuable guide for getting organized and oriented. Understanding the approaches, technologies, and best practices described in this book will help ensure that your portal project is both a technical and a business success.”
—Rose O’Donnell, Vice President of Engineering, Bowstreet, Inc.
"This book is chock-full of valuable knowledge
and practical advice on implementing portals. Dan Sullivan once
again gives us comprehensive information and useful techniques for
delivering what's become a business staple. A must-read for
practitioners and managers alike!"
--Jill Dyché, Partner, Baseline Consulting Group
Increasingly, corporations are turning to portals to foster more integrated, Web-based user experiences for employees, customers, and vendors. By providing collaborative, personalized environments and adaptive workspaces, portals allow businesses to better acquire, serve, and retain customers; more effectively manage production and sales; and empower their staff with instant access to critical information. Focusing on critical elements of portal implementations, Proven Portals combines design principles with a series of in-depth case studies exploring how innovative enterprises, from NASA and Johnson Controls to CARE Canada and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, have successfully deployed portal technologies to reap significant rewards.
In this book the author shares proven strategies for:
Organizing information in an intuitive, coherent manner
Creating a modular, adaptable framework for application integration
Developing a robust, scalable architecture
Improving search and navigation
Implementing collaboration and content management
Filled with best practices developed by leading organizations and portal designers, this book provides practical advice for:
Leveraging portals to better serve customers
Delivering business intelligence across the organization
Deploying effective knowledge management systems
Ensuring adoption by end users
Measuring a portal's return on investment
Portals are revolutionizing the way businesses handle e-commerce, customer relationships, and business intelligence. Proven Portals gives IT managers the foundation they need to plan, design, and develop enterprise portals for maximum customer satisfaction, improved analytics on demand, and more rigorous knowledge management.