Eight Ways to Integrate Content into Your Portal

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In most enterprises, content resides in disparate, heterogeneous systems, including content management systems. If you are investing in portal-type technologies, you probably have a reasonable expectation that this technology can integrate the content consumption experience, exposing content and related data from multiple repositories. Fortunately, portal platforms offer multiple approaches to address this challenge; the trick is to determine which approach makes the most sense for your enterprise.


In this paper, we look at eight different ways to integrate content from multiple systems into one portal or portal-type application. For each approach, we examine how this affects:


1. Cost


2. Ease and speed of implementation


3. Range of use cases addressed