An Evaluation of Build versus Buy for Portal Solutions

Portals are becoming integral to innovation for many organizations. From content aggregation portals to sophisticated enterprise process portals, organizations have used portal solutions to improve productivity, streamline processes, enable new delivery models, and provide IT with a powerful platform for application development. Get a total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison of different portal solutions.
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