The Corporate Portal Market 2005: Portals, Collaborative Communities and Composite Applications
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Overview: Companies building portals no longer see ""Simpler access to information"" as an end in itself. They typically view the portal as the linchpin of a larger IT strategy of assembling composite applications to solve those business problems that cannot be solved through a single platform. While there is no accepted descriptor for the types of applications organizations seeks to build, almost everyone in the industry accepts the premise that the gaps between traditional applications will be filled by a new breed of software that might better be described as ""Assembled"" rather than ""Developed.""