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Q: How to start a web portal.......Step by Step 101 class ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: How to start a web portal.......Step by Step 101 class
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: questionman9000-ga
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Posted: 10 Sep 2004 19:28 PDT
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Question ID: 399601
I am interested in starting a web portal. The focus will be music
related. What technical aspects do I need to be aware of as well as
some of your thoughts and ideas of how to make it stand out and be
profitable. Please profitablity on techniques and technology that is
currently being used or applied by other succesful companies.
Subject: Re: How to start a web portal.......Step by Step 101 class
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 12 Sep 2004 22:45 PDT
Hello -

Thank you for your question.  If you require any further information,
please feel free to ask.

The SAP design guild, "the world's largest inter-enterprise software
company, offers its public user interface design resources packed with
useful information in the UI field."  It has a very comprehensive,
illustrated information depot on web portal design.  When visiting the
following link, look at the left and right sides of the page to see
the several relevant articles on the topic:

Here are more articles on the topic from various sources.  I've
provided brief snippets from each page; you'll want to visit the links
directly to see the content:

Deploying Web Portals - a more technical article
A Web portal provides an organized, personal view of business
information, Web content, and applications drawn from a variety of
sources, including those outside the portal itself. Oracle9iAS Portal
is designed to help you create Web portals that enable users to
manage, access, and interact with this information, all from a common
entry point. You can build any size Web portal, from a small
departmental site, to a company-wide intranet, all the way to an
Internet deployment that allows enterprises to share information with
thousands of subscribers.

The Business Planning Experts
Yahoo! and its very competitive counterparts have staff on call
24/7/52. And automated email replies are sufficient only to a limit.
When are you going to take the time to reply, solve customer problems,
market and sell your service? All major portals have staff in the
office, at the very minimum, throughout the day. And who is going to
attend to the calls during daytime hours? Are you going to have an
automated answering service take care of that? You certainly cannot
return most calls at night. People are either at home, or the home
office has been shut down until the next day.

Portals, news sites, must improve customer satisfaction
As Internet use continues to grow among people and businesses, it
becomes more important for search engines, portals and news and
information sites to provide high quality service to their customers,
Freed said. E-business companies that fail at this will suffer the
consequences, he said. "Customer loyalty and retention drive financial
success," Freed said.

Anyone can start a web portal - it's easy!
When you think of a web portal, who do you think of? Yahoo, Lycos,
Altavista, and others, perhaps? Did you know that you could create
your own that people would want to go to? Well you can! In this
article you will find many different ways to enhance your website and
create a web portal.

Strategies for successful portal design
While I won't be able to touch upon every aspect of good portal design
in this column, it's possible to discuss a 30,000-foot view of
powerful, useful portal design.

Web Portals - The real Deal
This document positions web portals as a key business and technical
foundation for businesses to attract, satisfy, and retain customers as
they continue to move faster into the Internet to conduct e-Business.

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Additional Links
  BEA Portal Lifecycle Management Guide
  A free Portal Lifecyle Mangement Guide, exploring technologies and  
  techniques that accelerate the delivery of business solutions by reducing 
  the time it takes to build deploy and manage portals.
  Portals Mag
  This magazine is dedicated to the world of portals, albeit with a corporate
  bent.  You may find value in the "Buyer's Guide" section.
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