Portlets are a feature from Web 2.0 whereby users customize their web dashboard to their convenience.
Portals are homepages which users can tailor to hold a host of different applications – or ‘portlets’ – which can then be accessed through the page.
Speaking at Gartner’s ITxpo in Cannes, Gartner analyst Gene Phifer said demand for these services in business will increase as the new generation of workers – or ‘digital natives’ – come into the workplace.
With Social networking and several other Web 2.0 features emerging as a staple diet for the next generation of IT workers, enterprises have to ensure that they are well equipped to make the best use of Web 2.0 technologies for businesses.
Support for portals is critical to enterprises to bring the best of Web 2.0 to the organization.