Corporate portals can be created for various different uses
such as online trading, closed portals specifically for customers,
staff training etc. Corporate portals provide an excellent
mechanism for communicating information via one central source
as well as providing for peer-to-peer communication.
An example of how portalroom could be used as a corporate
portal would be as a Project Management tool, i.e. used for
the running of an internal company project. The project in
question would probably mean using the system as a closed
portal meaning that nobody can access it without a
username and password. Entering the portal, the employee would
find a document centre containing the latest documentation
for the project, including document storage and sharing of
project deadlines, progress reports and powerpoint presentations.
There would also be an employee directory attached detailing
the staff working on the project, their location and contact
information as well as a discussion forum where project members
can share views and discussions even though they are working
at different locations and timezones. A whiteboard could be
used to collaborate on imagery for the project, including
the ability to annotate an image.
One of the benefits of this approach is that members of the
group who are working on the project dont have to be
in the same physical place to collaborate.