Two Examples of the Development and Use of Portals: Australia and Bangladesh

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Tatnall, Arthur and Burgess, Stephen (2011) Two Examples of the Development and Use of Portals: Australia and Bangladesh. In: New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering: Emerging Technologies. Polgar, Jana and Adamson, Greg, eds. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 221-232.


In this chapter we revisit some portal research we conducted in Bangladesh and in Australia, the data collection of which was conducted in the early 2000s. We then investigate the evolution of these different types of web portal and how they compare ten years later. The concept of a web portal has been around for some time, but in the last few years the portal concept has gained considerably in importance as new types of portal are developed and new uses found for portal technology. This chapter begins with a brief classification of the types of portals in use today. Developed and developing countries experience different problems in making use of e-commerce and see the advantages and problems of using portals rather differently. In the chapter we examine and compare case studies of a Horizontal Business-Business Industry Portal in Melbourne, Australia, and a Vertical Industry Portal in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.4018/978-1-60960-571-1.ch017
ISBN 9781609605711 (print) 1609605713 (print) 9781609605728 (online)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Keywords ResPubID23470, web portal, e-commerce, web site development, Australia, Bangladesh
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