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Feb 10, 2006: All about portals

Always wondered what a portal really is? James Robertson does an excellent job of clearly explaining the difference between portal as technology and portal as concept. He also provides a good list of portal pros and cons, and advice on how to position portals for success, although he concludes with a pessimistic view of portals future--as a technology. The concept will serve us well only if we make sure our portal projects are "driven by clear staff and organisational needs, as well as a clear vision of the user experience that must be delivered."

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Comment: Lou (Feb 18, 2006)

Another excellent piece on this topic, this by Shiv Singh of Avenue A/Razorfish: http://www2.darwinmag.com/read/feature/mar05_portals.cfm

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