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Portals > Columns
Portals are a response to several integration problems that exist in corporate IT. Today’s IT systems are complex, consisting of many different elements, and are increasingly overwhelming users in the range of applications and information that they support. A new generation of enterprise portal development tools, appearing now on the market, address the complexities of providing portal support for a range of organizational goals. 

Decentralized knowledge management

Decentralization, though a boon to technology vendors, poses a unique set of challenges and risks for information and knowledge managers to grapple with.

The convergence of convergence

The more systems and subsystems we attempt to stitch together, the greater the unpredictability.

Is the Internet making us stupid?

You with the Internet is much smarter than you without the Internet.

What the Web hides from us

The Net hides our physical being. Online all we get are some words or images. Worse, frequently those words and images have no context beyond themselves. When you are with someone in physical space, you cannot avoid the fact that the person is a complete being who is literally coming from somewhere and will be going somewhere else.

What's up with portals?