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company/industry search services that includes products from Dialog, EBSCO, Factiva, LexisNexis, and Northern Light, as well as any number of Web vortals. Many of these are stronger in specific areas, especially financial data and small-company coverage.
After a bit of brainstorming, we decided to call our new products "iortals" (individual portals), thereby creating a third specific class below portals and vortals. Using a strict set of visual templates combined with our Inmagic databases allowed us to face the daunting task of creating sites for individuals and individual departments, while limiting much of the legwork behind site maintenance and creation.
"That was when we hit upon the idea of a vortal. Put simply, it is a virtual doorway through which a visitor passes knowing that all linked sites will have a common interest."
* Make every effort to locate and highlight more good vortals from agencies and departments.
Several financial portals (vortals?) have much of the same financial data, as well as up-to-the-minute news.
If GartnerGroup's recent report is correct, the newest Web trend, vertical portals--or "vortals"--could grow from a few hundred to 10,000 over the next couple of years.
Vortals are a "vertical portal" that focus on a specific topic.
Meanwhile, the grandly named Network of the World is tinkering with its "vortals," or vertical portals and hiring expensive new marketing staff in anticipation of an official U.S.
Leatham); (25) "Goals for CAS-Active Senior Mathematics Curriculum" (Kaye Stacey, Gary Asp, and Barry McCrae); (26) "Calculator Technology Can Offer Sensible Choice in Computation" (Paul Swan and Len Sparrow); (27) "Teaching Primary Mathematics in Hong Kong: From Tradition to Vortals" (Wong Tak-wah and Lai Yiu-chi); (28) "Choosing Models to Fit the Data and the Situation" (David Tynan and John Dowsey); and (29) "Mechanical Linkages, Dynamic Geometry Software and Mathematical Proof" (Jill Vincent and Barry McCrae).
Although it began operations only in 1999, already claims several thousand clients, most of which are vertical portals, or "vortals," that serve some specific industry or client group.