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Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services

Authors: Anura Guruge Publisher: Elsevier Science Publication date: 2002 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 335 Publication formats: EAN: 9780080503226 ISBN: 9780080503226 Category: Computing & information technology Publisher's index: B978-1-55558-280-7.X5000-1 Bibliographic note: Anura Gurugé is an independent technical consultant who specializes in all aspects of contemporary networking, corporate portals and Web services - particularly if they involve IBM host systems. He has first hand, in-depth experience in Web-to-host, SNA, Frame Relay, Token-Ring switching and ATM. He was the founder and Chairman of the SNA-Capable i·net Forum in 1997. He also teaches graduate and post-graduate computer technology and marketing at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) - Laconia/Gilford and Portsmouth campuses. He is the author of Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services (Digital Press, 2002). In addition, he has published over 320 articles. In a career spanning 29 years, he has held senior technical and marketing roles in IBM, ITT, Northern Telecom, Wang and BBN. His Web sites are: www.inet-guru.com and www.wownh.com.


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. Guruge shows how you can successfully use XML and web services to empower your portals for collaboration, knowledge management, CRM, ERP and supply chain management.

· Extensive examples of corporate portals illustrate the viability of the technology
· Architectural and network diagrams show detailed portal implementations
· Comprehensive references to guides, solutions, products and terminology leverage living outside resources


  • Front Cover 2
  • Corporate Portals Empowered With XML and Web Services 5
  • Copyright Page 6
  • Contents 9
  • Foreword 13
  • Preface 17
  • Acknowledgments 21
  • Chapter 1. Corporate Portals: What, Why, and When? 23
    • 1.1 What are corporate portals? 26
    • 1.2 Why do you need a corporate portal? 41
    • 1.3 When should you implement a corporate portal? 50
    • 1.4 What have others done with portals? 53
    • 1.5 What do you have to lose? 55
    • 1.6 What can you gain? 56
    • 1.7 Why have people procrastinated? 57
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Anura Guruge: Independent analyst and consultant based in G