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departmental hierarchy  departmental structure and then departmental functionality. For example, a hierarchy may appear as Corporate Portal Site >> Human Resources >> Benefits. This approach works for most organizations small and large and is shown in the following diagram. A standardized hierarchy such as this provides not only a logical approach for users when browsing the portal site for content, but most likely mirrors existing security groups within the organization. As these clear organizational units, such as

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departmental hierarchy  mainframe, but separate, silo departmental applications would reside on separate mainframe platforms. Any integration between, say purchasing and accounts payable applications, would thus mean lengthy transfers in batches—not to mention that the systems' only users were a few privileged (if not brave) information technology (IT) staffers that would spend days or weeks to produce some meaningful report (typically late and after the fact). As personal computers (PCs) became powerful enough to take on Read More

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