Date registered: Sep 2004
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Thanks. I had read that but am such a tech-less non-geek that I wasn't sure if it was really as good as most said. I don't even know what a portal is or how that differs from the software used on this site: vBSEO
3.0? I am guessing a portal is kind of a "front end" to a website but not sure how they work or whether I need to know that if someone else has already designed it.
A portal is a point of access from your public website to your intranet/extranet, usually for the purpose of collecting/distributing data and for collaboration/communication activities over the Internet with your customers and off-site employees. It starts with a link from your public website (usually labelled Portal) which enters a separate web site system that has been designed to meet the mission. It minimally consists of a public area, where things like resume submittal, job openings etc are handled, and two sub -sites, one that is an employee portal that is tied into your coporate password system that allows authenticated employees to access your corporate resources such as files, databases and emails (the Intranet) and another area secured by a seperate password system that is like what you see on most forums, with registration and email confirmations, where you put resources for particular customers, like reports, invoices, etc (Extranet). Extranets also have features like forums and blogs, where you customers can find a whole new way to bitch at you.
I author and maintain Intranet/Extranet systems, based on a Microsoft product known as Sharepoint, which is industrial strength stuff, you might want to look into that, or you can go with the shitty cheap stuff these other guys are trying to peddle.
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