Portal Strategy & Standards Development
It can save you millions — but it won’t be the answer to all of your problems. Never before has an IT concept been idealized as portals have been. For many people they appear to be a silver bullet to resolve all business issues. But if misunderstood, portals can create as many problems as they solve. The objective of a portal is to draw together collaboration, content and applications, both internal and external, which are available to an organization, and present a more personalized view to employees. Many large companies have proven the business benefits that wise use of portal technologies can provide. Some executives claim that the single desktop for working, collaborating and learning can cut training costs significantly and many report reductions in direct costs associated with intranet publishing.
However, it is often found that within an organization several managers may be seeing the same problems but are independently trying to solve them with their own pilot portal solutions. This classic “reinventing the wheel” creates competing standards that can isolate whole departments from the rest of the organization. Moreover, portal vendors have typically grown their offerings from specific backgrounds, and it is this influence that creates the different types of portal frameworks, thereby exacerbating the concept’s ‘cure-all’ image.
The starting point in a portal strategy is to focus on the real business requirements, rather than assume that a portal is the necessary solution. This allows you to objectively analyze the technologies required and the true total cost of the project.
At Vitesse, we understand the relationship between portal development and standards. In creating a portal strategy and implementing solutions we bridge business and technology users to create a road map and framework. Although we excel at SharePoint, no matter the technology, our goal is to provide portal features, such as workflow, search, collaboration, content versioning and integration that are understandable and contextual to workers. Vitesse can create business-to-employee (B2E) and business-to-business (B2B) partner sites. Vitesse has developed solutions for clients which leverage these features in easy-to-use, dynamic applications.
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