The effect of Stage 2 meaningful use criteria on the patient portal market
is found to be a significant and key factor that is fueling the growth of patient portal market
in the U.S.
Today, many customers are also aware of the emerging standards in the portal market
and see that these will help them integrate all kinds of content and systems.
But they also face a challenge from the major ERP providers--PeopleSoft, SAP and Oracle--and several other vendors, notably Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Vignette that have positioned themselves and their new and existing technologies in the portal market
. These vendors are not far behind, and with proper execution, can gain competitive market share as well.
"The purpose of the Gartner Group portal product Magic Quadrant is to correctly position vendors in the crowded enterprise portal market
, and attempt to provide a structured framework for IT decision-makers that are looking to make informed decisions about portal technology implementations," said Gene Phifer, vice president of the Internet and c-business infrastructure practice at Gartner Group.
The agreements between Agents Mutual and its member agents contain a key term which Agents Mutual considered was necessary to enable it to break into the online property portal market
, namely that agents would only list their properties on OnTheMarket and one other competing portal.
Doug Harward, Training Industry Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer, said, "The companies selected for this year's Watch List show the depth of the Learning Portal market
with each exhibiting growth and innovations to enhance the impact of corporate training.
A couple of years ago, the analyst community wasn't keen on portals as a standalone market; more recently it shifted its position, however, as pointed out in a BEA study titled State of the Portal Market
2006: Portals and the New Wisdom of the Enterprise.
Unfortunately, according to a February 2003 report on the current state of the portal market
issued by the portal vendor, Plumtree, between 20 and 30 percent of portal deployments fail due mostly to what Plumtree calls "the empty portal" syndrome where the portal framework is in place, but nobody is updating the portal with fresh content.
The announcement is an important one for Plumtree, which despite playing a leading role in defining the corporate portal market
, has had to watch larger IT vendors such as IBM Corp and BEA Systems Inc roll in and steal its thunder.
'Portal Parade', (Information Age, February 2003) provided a good overview of the state of the portal market
. It's my belief that portals undoubtedly have a place in the future strategy of most corporations, however, they are definitely not going to be the panacea that the industry implies.
* An eye to the next feature set: Pure portals (next-generation portals) will dominate the portal market
within a two-year timeframe.
Ever since a 1998 Merrill Lynch report proclaimed that enterprise information portals (EIP) "will eventually reach or exceed the investment opportunities provided by the ERP market," established software vendors have repositioned themselves and new suppliers have staked their claim in the rapidly growing portal market
. Many are still viable, while others have fallen victim to shaky business models and a declining venture capital and business market.