Following the humbling of the “dot.coms” it is well implemented corporate portals that are ushering in a new and prosperous era of e-business. Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services provides decision makers with a clear and concise explanation of what portals are all about why you really need a portal strategy, how you go about implementing one, and the issues you have to encounter and surmount. Gurugé shows how you can successfully use XML and web services to empower your portals for collaboration, knowledge management, CRM, ERP, and supply chain management.
For IT management, these are challenging times with constant pressure to minimize costs, provide
more services and do so faster. Corporate portals, empowered with XML and Web services, can
really help you succeed in this charter. This book will help you work out how to best utilize portal
technology to meet your needs.
This book is a guide to contemporary (i.e., post 2002) corporate portals, where a corporate portal in
this context is considered to be a pivotal Web−centric resource both for external and in−house
users. It even tries to make this exciting and inspiring. It provides you with a non−partisan, objective,
factual, and accurate executive view of how best to design, implement and run contemporary
corporate portals that profitably exploit XML and Web services. In addition to always describing the
pros and cons of a given approach, technology or method this book always tries to list well known
products, from multiple vendors, that could be used to realize the functionality in question. The
10−item Q&A section at the end of each chapter provides a quick and easy way to ensure a quick
recap of the pertinent topics and make sure that you have not "misplaced" anything—especially if
you were interrupted, as it is likely to have been the case, multiple times during the course of
reading a chapter.