Portals. TREND There has been great interest in the Corporate Portals also called Enterprise Portals or Enterprise Information Portals There is definitely.
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TREND There has been great interest in the Corporate Portals also called Enterprise Portals or Enterprise Information Portals There is definitely much happening in this area-mobile included
Corporate Portals Digital Consulting Institute (DCI), Imaging and Document Solutions, and Intelligent Enterprise Magazine sponsor the Annual Portal Excellence Awards. These awards recognize customer portal solutions that provide significant and measurable business benefits, and that make innovative use of portal technology Awards were presented in two categories: Best Internal Corporate Portal and Best e-Business Portal
Internal Corporate Portal An internal corporate portal supports informed decision making by providing internal business users with a personalized and efficient Web interface to business content managed by intranet Web servers, business intelligence systems, office and document management systems, and front- and back-office applications
E-business Portal An e-business portal enables an organization to optimize its business operations and business relationships by allowing external trading partners, key clients, and business users to collaborate and share business content via a personalized Web interface
What counts? Business benefits and ROI Architectural design Innovative use of portal technology
WINNERS? Best Internal Corporate Portal: Ford Motor Company (Plumtree Portal) Best e-Business Portal: Herman Miller (TopTier Portal)
Herman Miller Lets visit http://www.hermanmiller.com /
Lab assignment III Enterpulse, between other services, creates enterprise portal solutions that allow an organization to break through the clutter of irrelevant information and focus on what counts for competitive advantage. Please point to http://www.enterpulse.com/000_index.html And find these portal solutions. –Headhunter.net - A job postings portal that addresses the needs of both the job seeker and the employer –BancIntelligence.com - A portal that provides information for more than 10,000 financial institutions –Robinson-Humphrey - A full-scale corporate site for an investment bank to communicate with its constituencies –Acordia - A full-scale intranet for an insurance company Perform an analysis of how each of these portal solutions contributes to the creation of competitive advantage.
DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDERS Creators Producers Distributors Users
Note The digital infrastructure has become embedded within the very fabric of how the firm creates, produces, distributes products and services Increasingly difficult to categorize any firms as pure-play high tech firms
NEW REALITIES Any model classification must include both the models used to construct businesses built on technology platform and the models used to construct businesses that deliver the technology infrastructure Uniting these two perspectives provides classification of emerging models that can guide both strategy formation and execution
Infrastructure Portals Firms that provide consumers or businesses with access to a wide range of network, computing, and application hosting services Can be either horizontal or vertical
Differentiation Ask the following Does the firm provide gateway access to a complete set of network, data center, or web hosting services? Does the firm provide access to vertical application services?
HORIZONTAL PROVISION OF GATEWAY TO WIDE RANGE OF NETWORK (cable, voice, Internet), hosting services, and so on Examples ISPs--Roadrunner Cable Services, AOL Network service providers--AT&T Broadband, Sprint, Web hosting Services providers: HostPro
COSTS Data and network center operations software development maintenance marketing sales administration
VERTICAL APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDERS Hosts and maintains a software application enabling businesses and individuals to log in and conduct business online Examples Oracle’s Business Online suite Sales.com
REVENUE Hosting and maintenance fees consulting fees system integration fees
COSTS KEY COSTS SIMILARTO THOSE INCURRED BY HORIZONTAL PORTALS