Okay, its wrong to draw conclusions based on solely the summary of an analysis, but in this case its a topic that is close to my heart.
The portal as the ultimate integration point for all information. I absolutely disagree. I have not come across a successful project that has achieved this. Even this small summary by Forrester shows the contradiction :
IN the first part Forrester indicates that the organisations surveyed still hang on to the vision of 1 unified portal and in the latter part they say that organsiations must ‘broaden their perspectives’ …
I strongly believe that the portal should not be an objective in itself. With Web 2.0 technology; blogs, wikis, RSS , etc users are in control of when, how, where they access information, share information, collaborate, etc.
What are your thoughts ?
Despite significant investment and 10 years of building employee portals, most large enterprises have failed to realize the vision of a single, unified portal for employees. We recently polled 25 large companies to see if their flame was still burning for getting to a single employee portal. The answer was a resounding “yes.” But it sounds like this flame must continue to burn for years before a single employee portal will become a reality. To get to that single employee portal, information and knowledge management professionals must broaden their perspectives beyond portals when considering how best to deliver applications and content to information workers.