Hardcover: 1223 pages
Publisher: IGI Global
The Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications offers complete coverage of the nature, characteristics, advantages, limitations, design, and evolution of Web portals. Other topics include semantic portals, philosophical portal issues, and personal portals. This authoritative encyclopedia encompasses the economics of setting up and using personal portals, knowledge management, strategic planning, user acceptance, security and the law. State-of-the-art portal technology and applications are also described in the Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. This comprehensive reference source contains more than 200 articles from academics, experts, and practitioners from around the world. It covers technical characteristics of portals and portal applications in a wide range of areas from business to science and will appeal to a wide range of readers.
About the Author
Arthur Tatnall (BSc, BEd, DipCompSc, MA, PhD, FACS) is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He holds Bachelors degrees in Science and Education, a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, and a research Master of Arts in which he explored the origins of business computing education in Australian universities. His PhD involved a study in curriculum innovation in which he investigated the manner in which Visual Basic entered the curriculum of an Australian university. He is a member of three IFIP working groups (WG3.4, WG3.7 and WK9.7) and is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. His research interests include technological innovation, information technology in educational management, information systems curriculum, project management, electronic commerce and web portals. He has written several books relating to information systems and has published numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers.