Why Read This
Portal server products gained a bad reputation in the first round of large-scale (and frequently unsuccessful) implementations. Yet it's no wonder that firms continue to invest in portal servers: The core benefits — aggregation of content and applications and rich, personalized user environments — are more important than ever as companies break down software silos and aim to deliver engaging and desirable experiences to consumers and employees alike. The portal server vendor landscape is in flux, thanks to market consolidation, merging software workloads, and the availability of some portal capabilities from other sources. Content and collaboration professionals need to pay close attention to these shifts as they plot internal and external site technology strategies.