Portal technology continues to play an important role in many enterprise architectures. They are a better fit than other types of tools for enterprises that require:
- Heavy aggregation and integration with external or internal applications
- A dashboard-based user experience
- Complex user management and segmentation/personalization at an application level
However, these benefits come at the expense of comparatively high complexity and greater infrastructure demands. As a result, we advise that you should consider portal solutions as platforms that should be extended to meet your needs, rather than as products that provide functionality out of the box.
Here's our Reality Check™ for portal technology, circa 2015.
In our briefing for RSG Portal Stream subscribers, the 2015 Portals Market Analysis, we offer a snapshot of trends in the current marketplace.
In particular, we look at impact of WCM and other "Portal-lite" tools on Portal tools, as well as how Portal tools are evolving with respect to Cloud and Mobile delivery capabilities.
Finally, we provide an overview of the key players as well as a comparative analysis of the relative risks associated with each portal vendor via RSG's "Reality Check" chart, that you see above.