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Proven Portals: Best Practices for Planning, Designing, and Developing Enterprise Portals by Dan Sullivan

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Designing the Portal

When designing a portal you must consider both technical and organizational issues. We can frame portal design around four broad dimensions:

  1. Function

  2. Organization

  3. Information architecture

  4. Enterprise architecture

Much of the information needed to address the function and organization dimensions is discovered following the requirements gathering framework outlined above. We address the information architecture and enterprise architecture dimensions for the first time in the design step.

Function

The function dimension deals with how processes and collaboration are implemented within the portal. These tasks are highly dependent on the requirements gathered in the first step and on the portal software selected for your system [ ...

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