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  • 1. Presentation on portals Submitted By: Anita Kumari MCA 4th
  • 2. portals The gateway to information
  • 3. Introduction to Portals(Web Portal)  Web Portals are large multi-service web sites designed to be comprehensive one-stop destinations for users.  AWeb Portal or public portal refers to a website or service that offers a broad array of resources and services, such as e-mail, forums, search engines and online shopping malls.  The initial function provided by portals such asYahoo, Lycos, Excite, AltaVista and later Google was to indexWeb page content and make this content available to users in a convenient form.  Web portals are organized gateways that help to structure the access to information found on the Internet. Much more than a simple search engine, the web portal usually includes customizable access to data such as stock reports, local, regional, and national news, and email services.
  • 4. Introduction to Portals (Cont’d)  Most of the better known portals are commonly identified as search engines, although they offer much more than simply the ability to search the Internet. Examples of public web portals are AOL(America Online), MSN(Microsoft Network) and Yahoo! Etc..  Web portals , such asYahoo!, offer aggregated services including e- mail, maps, news, photo sharing, and search to mobile users via sites specially designed for mobile device users.  the top five search engines (Google,Yahoo, MSN,AOL, and Ask.com)
  • 5. Functions of Portals  The ideal portal relies on following functionality areas: 1) Search and navigation 2) Personalization 3) Notification 4) Task management and workflow 5) Collaboration and groupware
  • 6. Functions of Portals 1) Search and navigation This functionality forms the premise for many of the successful public web portals which mean that a successful portal ought to support its users in an economical hunt for contents. A portal should:  Automatically gift its users with the knowledge applicable to the user’s role  The additional data to the user and / or enable the user to customize the voluntarily provided by the knowledge web portals  allow the user to go looking for data that wasn’t previously known to be relevant to the user’s role however which can be accessible through the portal
  • 7. Functions of Portals 2) Provide Personalization Personalization is important to provide data that apply to portal users each user gets only the knowledge that is specifically tailored to their desires or. The allocation should be based primarily on user roles moreover that the user preferences.There are many ways to customize: • Customization of navigation E.g. Shortcuts to specific data principally called bookmarks or favorites • Personalization of data/content E.g. That stocks do i need to examine in my stock ticker • customize the layout E.g. What is the data that appear on the screen in any form or color or size.
  • 8. Functions of Portals 3) Provide Notification Notification (push technology) is observed as a system during which a user receives data automatically from a network server. Thus the user has the chance to subscribe to active data sources (such as news feeds and periodically updated reports) and rise to be alerted when documents are updated. 4) ProvideTask Management andWorkflow Web portals that provide management task easier for users to participate in and / or management of business processes formally described. Example: – for the application of digital
  • 9. Functions of Portals 5) Provide Collaboration and Groupware  Knowledge management and groupware ensure that the required data is stored in the right place at the right track.This means that by bringing the right people together with the appropriate data. Groupware collaboration software helps less formal work tools.  The automation of the workflow teamwork and increase the value delivered by the many types of web portals specialized for example the following: • increase the attractiveness of e-commerce to the gates of the consumer • Allows for informal contacts between suppliers and customers in the business sector and e-commerce portals to business  Supply chain web portals are obsessed with collaboration support so as to assist suppliers and their customers manage their relationships. Moreover collaboration support could be a key demand for information portals.
  • 10. Types of portals  There are following types of portals: 1. Vertical Portals 2. Horizontal Portals or Functional Portals 3. Enterprise Portals 4. Knowledge Portals 5. Corporate Portals
  • 11. Types of portals (Cont’d) 1. Vertical Portals  These are web portals which focus only on one specific industry(provides access to information about a particular area such as cars, insurance, etc.), domain or vertical.Vertical portals provide tools, information, articles, research and statistics on the specific industry or vertical.As the web has become a standard tool for business.  There are infinite possibilities for establishing special vertical portals on the market.The numerous solutions can be divided into 2 major groups that partially overlap:  Corporate Portals: Providing access to personal information and choose the company  Commerce Portals: support business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce
  • 12. Types of portals (Cont’d) 2. Horizontal Portals or Functional Portals  These are web portals which focus on a wide array of interests and topics.  They focus on general audience and try to present something for everybody. Horizontal portals try act as an entry point of a web surfer into the internet, providing content on the topic of interest and guiding towards the right direction to fetch more related resources and information.  Classic examples of horizontal portals are yahoo.com, msn.com etc which provide visitors with information and on a wide area of topics.
  • 13. Types of portals (Cont’d) 3. Enterprise Portals  These are portals developed and maintained for use by members of the intranet or the enterprise network. In today’s demanding business enterprise the key to productivity of the employees depends on access to timely information and resources.  The most common implementation of enterprise portals focus on providing employees with this information on a regularly updated manner along with document management system, availability of applications on demand, online training courses and web casts etc along with communication in the form of emails, messaging, web meetings etc.
  • 14. Types of portals (Cont’d) 4. Knowledge Portals  Knowledge portals increase the effectiveness of knowledge workers by providing easy access to information that is necessary or helpful to them in one or more specific roles.  Knowledge portals are not simple intranet portals since the former are supposed to provide extra functionality such as collaboration services, sophisticated information discovery services and a knowledge map.  Provide additional functionality in the past and employment services and cooperation in the field of information and knowledge to identify the card.
  • 15. Types of portals (Cont’d) 5. Corporate Portals  A corporate portal provides personalized access to an appropriate range of information about a particular company.  Corporate portals have become one of the hottest new technologies of the Internet. Initially called intranet portals - corporate portals existing for the benefit of the company’s own employees, this set of technologies has developed to assist and provide access to a company’s business partners (suppliers, customers) as well.  As opposed to public web portals, corporate portals aim at providing a virtual workplace for each individual using. Rather than offering access to consumer goods, services, and information, corporate portals are designed to give each individual using them access to all of the information, business applications, and services needed to perform their jobs.
  • 16. Advantages and Disadvantages  Advantages:  Flexible content and layout  Easy to use design interface  Powerful collaboration tools  Powerful back end with Discovery Server  Easy for users to customize personal places  Based on open portal standards  Scales to enterprise  Real-time personalization  Single sign-on using authentication proxy
  • 17. Advantages and Disadvantages (Cont’d)  Disadvantages:  Somewhat complex to set up  Requires some work to integrate existing back-end databases
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