I can help you architect and deploy a portal that leverages powerful features
that provide business value:
Single Sign-On - portals can provide single sign-on capabilities between their
users and various other systems.
Integration - the connection of functions and data from multiple systems into
new components/portlets/web parts with an integrated navigation between these
Federation - the integration of content provided by other portals, typically
through the use of WSRP or similar technologies.
Customization - Users can customize the look and feel of their environment.
Customers can edit and design their own pages to reflect their own personality
and own style, but more importantly, they can also choose the specific content
and services they prefer. Customization also refers to the ability to
prioritize most appropriate content based on attributes of the user and
metadata of the available content.
Personalization - Personalization is more about matching content with the user.
Based on a user profile, personalization uses rules to match the "services", or
content, to the specific user. To some degree, you can think of the two like
this: customization is in hands of the end user, personalization is not. For
intranets, personalization is often based on your role or job function within
the portal context.
Access Control - the ability for portal to limit specific types of content and
services users have access to. Access control lists manage the mapping
between portal content and services over the portal user base.
Enterprise Search - search enterprise content using enterprise search
I will apply my experience as a portal technical architect to enable you to
optimize your portal application effectiveness. I will work with you to define
the application architecture and evaluate and select the appropriate platform
and technologies, ensuring the envisioned user interface design can be built
within the selected tools and technologies, and that it can leverage all of the
capabilities of the appropriate technologies. While my expertise is in Vignette
and ATG eCommerce portals, Practical Apps portal experts specialize in multiple
portal technologies. All Practical Apps portal consultants have experience in
driving ease-of-use, adoption and business effectiveness and leverage in-depth
expertise and in rich internet application (RIA) technologies such as Ajax and
Contact Practical Apps for help designing and implementing your portal