Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services

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Алита Guruge

Corporate


Portals


Empowered with


i XML and


Web Services


Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services


Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services………………………………………………..1


Foreword…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4


Preface………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6


What is covered?………………………………………………………………………………………………………7


Navigating through this book………………………………………………………………………………………8


Chapter 1: Corporate Portals: What, Why, and When?………………………………………………………..9


Overview………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9


1.1    What are corporate portals?………………………………………………………………………………..11


1.1.1    Focal point for corporate information…………………………………………………………….13


1.1.2    A logical portal serving both internal and external users………………………………….14


1.1.3 Aggregation, syndication, search, and collaboration……………………………………….15


1.1.4    What is XML all about?……………………………………………………………………………….17


1.1.5    What are Web services?……………………………………………………………………………..19


1.2 Why do you need a corporate portal?……………………………………………………………………22


1.2.1    A big investment with a positive RO……………………………………………………………..24


1.2.2    Why XML and Web services?………………………………………………………………………26


1.2.3    Why Web services?……………………………………………………………………………………27


1.3    When should you implement a corporate portal?……………………………………………………28


1.3.1    A corporate portal is mission critical……………………………………………………………..28


1.3.2    A phased implementation……………………………………………………………………………29


1.4    What have others done with portals?!……………………………………………………………………30


1.5    What do you have to lose?………………………………………………………………………………….32


1.6    What can you gain?……………………………………………………………………………………………32


1.7    Why have people procrastinated?………………………………………………………………………..33


1.8    Q&A—A time to recap and reflect………………………………………………………………………..34


Chapter 2: Types of Portals………………………………………………………………………………………………35


Overview………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..35


2.1    «Public» versus corporate portals………………………………………………………………………….38


2.2    Types of corporate portals…………………………………………………………………………………..42


2.2.1    XML to aid collaboration……………………………………………………………………………..44


2.3    Partitioning a corporate portal……………………………………………………………………………..45


2.3.1    User authentication…………………………………………………………………………………….46


2.3.2    Personalization………………………………………………………………………………………….48


2.4    B2e portals………………………………………………………………………………………………………..50


2.5    B2c portals………………………………………………………………………………………………………..52


2.6    B2b Portals……………………………………………………………………………………………………….55


2.7    Wireless portals…………………………………………………………………………………………………57


2.8    Q&A—A time to recap and reflect………………………………………………………………………..58

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