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Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555582807, 9780080503226

Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services

1st Edition

Author: Anura Guruge
Paperback ISBN: 9781555582807
eBook ISBN: 9780080503226
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 6th November 2002
Page Count: 313
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Following the humbling of the 'dot.coms' it is well implemented corporate portals that are ushering in a new and prosperous era of e-business. Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services provides decision makers with a clear and concise explanation of what portals are all about, why you really need a portal strategy, how you go about implementing one, and the issues you have to encounter and surmount. Guruge shows how you can successfully use XML and web services to empower your portals for collaboration, knowledge management, CRM, ERP and supply chain management.

Key Features

· Extensive examples of corporate portals illustrate the viability of the technology
· Architectural and network diagrams show detailed portal implementations
· Comprehensive references to guides, solutions, products and terminology leverage living outside resources


Corporate IT professionals. Network Administrators & Web masters. Middle to Senior Corporate Management.

Table of Contents

Corporate Portals: What?, Why? and When?; Types of Portals; Architectures & Technologies; Security, Scalability and Speed; Managing and Monitoring Corporate Portals; Knowledge Management; Supply-Chain and Customer Relationship Management; Web Services; Living and Breathing Portals; Glossary; Acronyms; Bibliography; Index; About the Author


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About the Author

Anura Guruge

Anura Gurugé is an independent technical consultant who specializes in all aspects of contemporary networking, corporate portals and Web services – particularly if they involve IBM host systems. He has first hand, in-depth experience in Web-to-host, SNA, Frame Relay, Token-Ring switching and ATM. He was the founder and Chairman of the SNA-Capable i·net Forum in 1997. He also teaches graduate and post-graduate computer technology and marketing at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – Laconia/Gilford and Portsmouth campuses. He is the author of Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services (Digital Press, 2002). In addition, he has published over 320 articles. In a career spanning 29 years, he has held senior technical and marketing roles in IBM, ITT, Northern Telecom, Wang and BBN. His Web sites are: and

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Independent analyst and consultant based in Gilford, NH.


"Corporate Portals Empowered with XML and Web Services is a must-read for those planning or developing a corporate portal for their organization. The book provides both technical and business management insight into the issues both groups face. This is key to a truly integrated system. Guruge's use of real world examples makes this a lesson in practicality, not simply another book on theory."—David Johnson, Cisco Systems

"My recommendation for any business, regardless of what industry it is in, is to take a very serious look at portals and the business benefits offered. It is too risky to ignore this area of Web technology. This book provides the best starting point I can think of for getting an understanding of the many facets associated with portals and their relevance to modern businesses."—Stuart McIrvine, Program Director, Market Management, WebSphere Integration Middleware, IBM

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