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Web portal software has emerged as one of the most important components of software enterprises over the last few years. That success has carried with it the challenge of how to integrate disparate software services into the portal - services that can live across multiple platforms, operating systems, and networks. Solving that challenge is a key reason for the development of the new WSRP specification. WSRP, or Web Services for Remote Portlets, is an OASIS standard whose goal is to provide Web service-based access capability for portal servers. Up to this point, most efforts to add capabilities or features to portal servers have involved the use of proprietary APIs and protocols that differ from vendor to vendor. WSRP will standardize the way that portals communicate remotely with remote services that can extend the portal's core capabilities. One unique facet of t... (more)

Ease Communication Between Portals and Back-End Systems

IT managers are continually asked to do more with less. Competitive pressures and budgetary constraints compel IT departments to capitalize on the organization's existing infrastructure as well as maximize the value of any extensions or custom development efforts. This has been especially true in the realm of Web portals, and the barriers to success are all the more challenging. Many organizations that run multiple, heterogeneous portal environments want to deliver pieces of application functionality as portlets that can be consumed through various internal and external portals.... (more)