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Portals Unbound: How the Nexus of Forces Is Reshaping Enterprise Portals

Published: 03 October 2012

ID: G00226171

Analyst(s): Jim Murphy


Portal platforms are increasingly crucial to enterprises amid the explosion of information, mobile, social and cloud. However, enterprises must adapt their portal strategies and vendors must radically adapt their portal technology to address the opportunities and challenges of the nexus forces.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Portal architects and business leaders must re-establish the portal's enduring role to exploit its impending transformation
  • Enterprise portals will be crucial for organizations amid the nexus of mobile, social, cloud and information forces, but will require change
    • Portals and the Mobile Imperative
    • Mobile Challenges for Portals
    • Mobile Opportunities for Portals
    • Portals and the Social Imperative
    • Social Challenges for Enterprise Portals
    • Social Opportunities for Portals
    • Portals and the Information Imperative
    • Information Challenges for Enterprise Portals
    • Information Opportunities for Enterprise Portals
    • Portals and the Cloud Imperative
    • Cloud Challenges for Enterprise Portals
    • Cloud Opportunities for Enterprise Portals
  • Enterprises will require new, unbound portals to address the unstoppable nexus forces
    • Introducing the Unbound Portal

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