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Why IBM WebSphere Portal?

IBM have led the enterprise portal market for more than five consecutive years.

IBM Portals are well proven for capability, scalability, performance and user satisfaction.  For example IBM portal software has been well received in the financial industry. This IBM software is being used by the top 10 global banks, nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, seven of the top 10 European banks, and eight of the top 10 Asia Pacific banks. Successful deployments cover almost all industries and recently a succession of deployments at major healthcare providers has consolidated IBM’s position in this market.

"Portal technology is exploding due to the unique combination of cost savings and exceptional Web experiences achievable with the latest technologies. IBM WebSphere Portal software has delivered Web 2.0 innovations, and preserved customers' existing investments, all with reliable security and manageability," said Larry Bowden, vice president, IBM Portal and Mashups.

IBM portals have been shown to deliver significant advantages over other ‘build your own’ solutions(), including:

  • A 29% lower 5-Year TCO on average
  • 38% lower labour costs to deploy portals and applications
  • $4.80 in IT labour avoidance on average for every $1 spent
  • Initial portal deployments that were 45% faster to market
  • Portal applications developed that had a 78% faster time to market
  • A 28% increase in server and application availability.

() An Evaluation of Build Versus Buy for Portal Solutions, IDC: December 2007.

Delivering Rapid, Cost Effective, Portal Deployment Capability