BackWeb pushes proactive portals

BackWeb Technologies has rolled out Version 2.0 of its ProactivePortal Server, an updated version of its technology designed to...

BackWeb Technologies has rolled out Version 2.0 of its ProactivePortal Server, an updated version of its technology designed to provide offline access to portal content.

The latest version uses an HTML tagging language developed by BackWeb to integrate into any vendor's portal framework at the presentation layer and deliver portal content offline, according to Eli Barkat, chief executive officer of BackWeb.

"Our portal server uses tags to figure out how to process a page, then builds a package of info you need, rebuilds the links from online to offline, and then does scalable delivery by only delivering the changes," said Barkat.

Version 2.0 also features the ability to support any portal framework, personalised subscription functions that allow users to fine-tune offline information, and content delivery technology that can push large chunks of data through slow network connections.

The combination of offline access to portal information and notifications that can alert users to critical portal updates can help maximise portal return on investment, said Barkat.

"Making information passively available in the portal is not enough to drive ROI," he said. "We don't build portals, but we make them work better by maxing the usage to drive the adoption and ROI you need."

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