Portals are used to connect your people to the information they need. A portal could be used to track team documents, connect employees or key customers and vendors to internal applications or providing interesting ways for company employees to network.
Due to the powerful yet easy-to-use authoring features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server non-technical employees can update sites and post information. Furthermore, the integrated nature of the Microsoft applications allows security rights to be respected and adhered to. By sharing information your employees, customer, vendors and other key personnel can work together more effectively.
The portal technology of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is often used to create company intranets where key announcements can be made, common questions answered and needed forms posted. By using this technology and creating a company intranet simple questions can be handled by employees thereby providing instant answers to questions and reducing the overall overhead burden for the organization.