Information Portals vs Content Management Portals

Information Portals vs Content Management Portals



Information Portals vs Content Management Portals

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Information Portals


Information portals are the portals that consolidate many varied kinds of information sourced from a number of sources into one single user experience or one single screen. Information portals are also known as Enterprise Information Portals or Vertical Enterprise Portals. People using information portals mostly, are not the ones who publish it or in another way, people who use information portals can be categorised as the consumers for the information that other people put together and publish. Typically, information portals that are used within an organization or a company or a corporation may contain the following –


  • Access to calendars, bookings for the meeting room, email client, centrally stored assets and documents or any kind of central application of the business wherein one is required to view items or files
  • Information regarding share prices, local news and weather, which could be taken from RSS feeds or XML
  • Corporate information like HR events or programs or other information
  • Forms or requests, which allow requisition of any information for assisting in business choices
  • Access into other information portals that are smaller and may not be maintained centrally, though they could be accessed via the main information portal


Portals can give a common or static experience in which the interface could be same at the starting point for all the users while they can also be personalised frequently.  Personalisation enables the users to modify the gateway or window of the portal so that the information, which is presented, is tailored as per their profile, preferred interests or behavioural clicking.


Content Management Portals


Content Management Portals are designed for the improvement of information access and sharing, which is stored in a company or an organisation. In this type of portal, one has the feature of self publishing that allows end users in posting and sharing all kinds of documents, records, web content or other digital assets with the other users, who could also be far off geographically since these kind of portals are browser based so that one could access the portal from anywhere with access to internet connection. For example, a global organization dealing in software has people working at various levels and designations like product managers, developers, sales, marketing etc. all over the world, in which every member of the company has access to the information they would need that is shared from a place across the globe! In these types of portals, many users would have the rights to add information but only some might have the rights to edit or delete the content posted by others.


Typically, a Content Management Portal used in a company or an organization could contain the following –


  • The ability for checking in and checking out information in “in progress” status, preventing users from overwriting changes by others. Such capability is seen in WCMS, RMS, DMS, DAM solutions, which could reside in a Content Management Portal window.
  • The workflow that establishes the process in which a request or a document flows between users


Be it information portal, content management portals or any other types of web portal development, Mbric Solutions provide a seamless and cost effective solution to all web requirements.

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