Des Moines Portal Lunch And Learn


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  • Des Moines Portal Lunch And Learn

    1. 1. Portals Enabling Composite Applications Mike LaFleur Senior Sales Consultant
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is a portal? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a composite application? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a composite application look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    3. 3. <Insert Picture Here> Portal Primer
    4. 4. Introduction to Enterprise Portals Consumer Portals <ul><li>Search Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Web directory </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize page of Internet services </li></ul><ul><li>Unite groups and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate Internet services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet applications platform (, </li></ul>Corporate Portals <ul><li>Search corporate repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Browse document/knowledge directory </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize page of Corporate services </li></ul><ul><li>Unite groups and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate application services </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise applications platform (HR portal, Sales Productivity Application) </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Portal as User Interface Paradigm
    6. 6. Portal Primer <ul><li>Serve audience in a contextually relevant way </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt incrementally to business changes </li></ul><ul><li>Portlets offer componentized and reusable building blocks; standards future-proof investment </li></ul><ul><li>Portal services unify authentication, availability of resources, profiling, navigation for every incremental application </li></ul>
    7. 7. Enterprise Portal Use Cases - Gartner B2E/G2E <ul><li>Still the most popular type of enterprise portal </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge portals </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboards </li></ul><ul><li>Next-generation intranets </li></ul><ul><li>Primary gateway to employee resources </li></ul><ul><li>Access to LOB processes </li></ul><ul><li>Self-service </li></ul>B2C/G2C <ul><li>E-business portals </li></ul><ul><li>Constituent portals </li></ul><ul><li>Home page upgrades and e-business site replacements </li></ul><ul><li>Self-service </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop portals </li></ul>B2B/G2B <ul><li>Supplier portals </li></ul><ul><li>Distributor portals </li></ul><ul><li>Design partner portals </li></ul><ul><li>B2B transactions for SMBs </li></ul>
    8. 8. What Makes Portal a Portal? User Experience Services <ul><li>Personalization and contextualization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering individual and relevant experiences to users saves time and boosts productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Packaging content and services for users with common interests and needs creates business unit resource centers and natural application deployment platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple User Experiences: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns the portal from a single application into a multi-application framework </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What Makes Portal a Portal? Content Services <ul><li>Content Publishing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratize the tools for contributing to the portal and applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather content from, and store content to, multiple repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything indexed, categorized, organized and findable </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. What Makes Portal a Portal? Integration Services <ul><li>Portlets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardize on reusable building block fro user experiences and applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Composite Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture collaborative business processes that involve legacy systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development and Business User Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide tools for every level of participant, from hard-core developer to business user </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Why Portals Matter to Users <ul><li>Application personalized to user’s role and business responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Single point of access to all information, people and applications </li></ul><ul><li>Single password </li></ul><ul><li>Available from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent look-n-feel and navigation across all applications and resources, easier to learn and use </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to work across systems without changing application interface </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated search and directory for quick access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated role and task-oriented interface, with everything you need to work productively </li></ul>
    12. 12. Why Portals Matter to IT <ul><li>Unified Infrastructure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security, Profiling, Management and Governance, Analytic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated architecture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity, Content, Data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reusability of application assets </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-the-box UI: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on-the-glass composite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economies of scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each new app inherits underlying benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development costs decrease for each additional app </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <Insert Picture Here> Composite Applications
    14. 14. Portals Evolve Business Process IT Portal: Presentation IT Resources Corporate Communications Plumtree Collaboration Business Portal: Participation Content Submission Portlet Development Collaboration Collaboration Documents
    15. 15. Portal: New Home for Web 2.0 “Mash-Up’s” in the Enterprise - Gartner <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next evolution of the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greater user participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralized, distributed process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mash-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Essentially, a composite application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will move from consumer to enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Led by vendors like Google </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intermingling of the consumer world with the enterprise world? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Portal Technology Drives Multiple Solutions Functional Portal Applications Audience Focused Community Applications Project Teams, User Groups Composite Applications Integrated Enterprise, Extended Enterprise
    17. 17. Increasing IT and Business Value MyFord for all employees… Collaborative portal for engineers… ENGINEERING PORTAL Dealership mgmt applications… DealerConnection MY.FORD.COM
    18. 18. <Insert Picture Here> Portal Demonstration
    19. 19. <Insert Picture Here> Questions? Answers.