CUC 2004 WS4 David Billard - Portals in Higher Education: Beyond a mere integration of services: a d
Portals are a single entry point, web based, giving access to a full set of integrated services and information. Until now, the focus has been put, heavily, on the technology. Each and every software provider was offering a portal (proprietary) with no interoperability with known technology, and no clear idea on what is really a portal. The number of portal solutions was rapidly increasing, until saturation. Then the JSR 168 portlet and WSRP standards emerged whereas we witnessed the consolidation, and reduction, of industrial and open-source portal solutions. Therefore, the technology was no more the issue, or not so acutely.