Portals. Furht, B., editor In Encyclopedia of Multimedia, pages 729–731. Springer US, 2008. 00000
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DefinitionPortals serve as entry points to public and private IP-based networks, including the Internet.Borrowing from its historical definition as a “grand doorway,” the modern technological interpretation of “portal” is as an entry point (or gateway) to a broad array of collaborative network-based resources and services. In the early days of personal computing, portals served as the means of access to bulletin board services (BBS) such as CompuServe, Prodigy and the like. Today, portals have evolved to serve as entry points to public and private IP-based networks, including the Internet. As part of this transition, portals now typically utilize browser technology (rather than proprietary software) to provide a standard Web interface not just to HTML pages, but to various information management, communication and collaborative services. As such, they are an example of the contemporary reality of collaborative computing.Typical functionality exposed through a portal ranges fr ...
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	title = {Portals},
	copyright = {©2008 Springer-Verlag},
	isbn = {978-0-387-74724-8 978-0-387-78414-4},
	url = {http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-0-387-78414-4_182},
	abstract = {DefinitionPortals serve as entry points to public and private IP-based networks, including the Internet.Borrowing from its historical definition as a “grand doorway,” the modern technological interpretation of “portal” is as an entry point (or gateway) to a broad array of collaborative network-based resources and services. In the early days of personal computing, portals served as the means of access to bulletin board services (BBS) such as CompuServe, Prodigy and the like. Today, portals have evolved to serve as entry points to public and private IP-based networks, including the Internet. As part of this transition, portals now typically utilize browser technology (rather than proprietary software) to provide a standard Web interface not just to HTML pages, but to various information management, communication and collaborative services. As such, they are an example of the contemporary reality of collaborative computing.Typical functionality exposed through a portal ranges fr ...},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2016-05-03},
	booktitle = {Encyclopedia of {Multimedia}},
	publisher = {Springer US},
	editor = {Furht, Borko},
	year = {2008},
	note = {00000},
	pages = {729--731}
}
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