Enhancing Portal Design
In recent years, portals became more and more popular among organizations (Klaene, 2004). A portal provides a solution for aggregating content and applications from various information systems for presentation to the user (Linwood & Minter, 2004). Generally, portals pose three main architectural requirements (Linwood & Minter, 2004): as portals integrate heterogeneous content from various sources, a modularized architecture is necessary to allow maintainable portal systems. Second, portals require separating various concerns (Fowler, Rice, & Foemmel, 2002). For instance, the portal’s user interface is supposed to display heterogeneous content consistently on various devices, whereas the backend is supposed to syndicate content from various sources. Third, a consistent management and coordination of different information sources, portal elements, and other components is necessary for good portals design.
Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications
Taranovych, Y., Schermann, M., Schweiger, A., and Krcmar, H. (2007): ”Enhancing Portal Design” in Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications, Tatnall, A. (ed.). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference, pp. 353-359.