Enterprise Portals

Enterprise Portals

A personalized and user-friendly interface that centralizes information, applications and processes to do your job better and more productively.

17 February 2005 (14-21)
Location: Sofitel Diegem (Diegem near Brussels (Belgium))
Presented in English by
Price: 480 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)

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Full Programme:
Registration, Coffee/Tea and Croissants
Introduction: what are enterprise portals and why do you need them ?
(Peter Hinssen, Porthus)
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    What is an enterprise portal ?
  • Where do they come from ?
  • From Intranet to enterprise portal
  • A classification of portals - different portals for different categories of users ?
  • Portals and content management
  • Typical user requirements 
  • The ROI of portals
Underlying Technologies for Enterprise Portals
(Peter Hinssen, Porthus)
  • The portal presentation layer: Web interface, mobile access, ...
  • Personalisation techniques
  • The taxonomy challenge
  • The portal directory
  • Portal content management
  • Application servers 
  • Search tools and semantic engines
  • Security: access control, authentication and single sign-on
  • Portal adapters for extending functionality and integrating applications: portlets, Web parts, gadgets, iViews, ...
  • Web-based collaboration
  • Reliability and availability issues
  • Selecting the right tool for the job
Collaboration and Workflow: Processes within Portals
(Peter Hinssen)
  • Workflow and collaboration as a portal component, and the possible resulting synergies
  • Web-based collaboration solutions (such as co-editing documents and projects) via a portal
  • The "process portal": codifying your best practices into business processes via the portal
  • Questions to ask the portal framework vendor on "process automation".
Market Overview
(Peter Hinssen)
  • Market evolution
  • Specialized portal players: Citrix NFuse, Hummingbird, Plumtree, Portal Software, Viador, ...
  • What the big software players are offering today: 
    • IBM WebSphere Portal Server
    • SAP Portals
    • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
    • BEA WebLogic Portal
    • Oracle9iAS
    • Sun ONE Portal Server
    • Computer Associates CleverPath
    • Sybase Enterprise Portal (EP)
    • Novell Portal Services
    • ...
  • Other portal players like Broadvision, Vignette, ... 
Case studies
(Peter Hinssen)
  • Several interesting case studies have been presented at the 8 previous sessions of this portals seminar. What lessons can be learnt? Are there any portal project patterns? Is there a boilerplate business case for portals? What technologies and portal applications are typical for what kind of company?
  • We will discuss succesful portal projects realised with SharePoint, SAP, WebSphere and BEA.
Main Case Study: Belgacom
(Bart Van Vlierberghe, Project Manager)
  • Business case
  • Project overview
  • Tool selection for the Enterprise Portal and the underlying Content Management infrastructure
  • Portal-wide search: tool selection and implementation
  • Lessons learned and plans for the future
How to Implement an Enterprise Portal, and how to Make it Successful ?
(Peter Hinssen)
  • What's involved in building an enterprise portal ?
  • The impact on application development
  • Implementation strategy
  • Customizing a portal to meet your specific business needs
  • Maintaining an enterprise portal
Roundup of this seminar, Conclusions & Summary, Final Questions and Answers
End of this seminar
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