Enterprise Portals

An evolution of the intranet, enterprise portals tie multiple, heterogeneous internal repositories and applications as well as external content sources and services together into a single browser-based view that is individualized to a particular user's task or role. For example, the employees in sales and marketing have information on customers, prospects, competitive intelligence, and marketing collateral in their browser view, while those in HR have resume data, skills management, benefits administration, etc. in their view. This is not to imply that this content resides in silos or that the company information is segregated, but it is a way of delivering more relevant content in context.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Prepare For The Post-Repository World Of Intelligent Content Services: ECM In 2021

    Vision: The Enterprise Content Management Playbook

    February 7, 2017 Cheryl McKinnon

    Enterprise content management (ECM) is a healthy technology market, but it's in an important transitional state. Long-time leading vendors are on the defensive — consolidating, merging, and divesting. New competitors are winning deals with cloud-native content platforms or modern architectures that support the delivery of flexible, granular, purposeful applications. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals must rethink how they manage their content — and consider how transparent, intelligent services can elevate content beyond traditional repositories. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy, most recently to reflect new ECM trends and strategic challenges.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: TechRadar™: Digital Experience Platform Technologies, Q3 2016

    September 13, 2016 Mark Grannan

    Organizations face an expanding ecosystem of technology supporting digital customer experiences, but they're falling behind on using the technology to provide great experiences. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must take charge to help strategize, select, implement, and manage these solutions. This TechRadar defines the use cases, business value, and outlook for the core technologies that comprise the digital experience (DX) platform ecosystem.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    May 9, 2016 Boris Evelson

    In our 20-criteria evaluation of big data text analytics platforms providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Attivio, Cambridge Semantics, Clarabridge, Digital Reasoning, Expert System, HP Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Linguamatics, OpenText, and SAS — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on text analytics and other advanced analytics and big data initiatives make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Brief: Cognitive Search Is Ready To Rev Up Your Enterprise's IQ

    Enterprise Search Has Evolved Into Something Delightfully Different

    May 2, 2016Rowan Curran, Mike Gualtieri

    Keyword search is obsolete. Cognitive search is the new watchword. We've gone far beyond the traditional search box with a simple list of results to cognitive search. That means less searching and more knowledge. Relevance is the key. This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros understand how they can use cognitive search technology in their applications so that every employee and every customer can have the right information at the right time.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Arm Your Digital Business With Competitive Intelligence

    It Means A Lot More Than Helping Your Business Execs Stalk Your Competitors

    April 26, 2016Nasry Angel

    What will an incomplete view of the competition cost your firm? Blockbuster, Borders, and Circuit City are all examples of companies blindsided by competitors using emerging technology to transform their business. You can no longer track everything relevant in your competitive landscape manually — you need smart tools to find the right information amid the noise and develop actionable intelligence. This report helps enterprise architects understand competitive intelligence's multifaceted operating model and the key technology capabilities to unlock that value.

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