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Enterprise Portals

Evaluation Particulars

What Do We Consider Appropriate for This Review?

We will consider products offering Enterprise Class Portal functionality. To qualify for this review, products must:

  • Support deployment on Windows 2000
  • Include high-availability functionality (load balancing, failover) either directly or via deployment within an application server.

Real-World Labs Testing Scenario
All product testing is conducted under real-world conditions. We will judge products based on the following criteria:

  • Architecture
    • Framework
    • Management (distribution of processes, ease of use, etc.)
    • Implementation (platforms and application servers supported)
    • Standards (.NET, SOAP, JSR 168, XML, etc.)
  • Integration
    • Pre-built portlets/gadgets
    • Horizontal applications (Lotus Domino, Exchange, etc.)
    • Vertical applications (SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft)
    • Identity Management (AD, directories)
  • Customization
    • Development framework
    • User personalization
  • Price
    • graded on a price per user basis

Security Features

This test will pit each product head-to-head for comparisons of development, deployment and performance. This includes a comparison of the components included (portlets/gadgets) as well as integration into our existing infrastructure (Active Directory 2000, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, Exchange 2000, .NET and J2EE Web Services, HTML feeds).

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