vortal


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vortal

vertical industry portal; a Web site that provides information and resources for a particular industry

vor•tal

(ˈvɔr tl)
n.
Computers. a Web site, or portal, that offers information, services, and links related to a particular market segment or industry.
[1995–2000; v (ertical) + (p) ortal1 (definition 4)]
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All of this information can of course be readily found elsewhere, including on many free financial vortals.
This led to the second phase of development for the LInC intranet--designing vortals of information for the various therapeutic areas.
Staffordshire-based Mary, aged 49, and Oxfordshire-based Lorraine, aged 38, pooled their resources after being made redundant to produce the first equestrian vortal at www.equine-world.co.uk.
(See Figure 2.) The Featured group contains links for a handful of particularly high-interest sites, especially topic-oriented vortals. At one time, federal government Web sites were distinguished by boring design and scarcity of actual data, but things have changed since then.
Business.com (and the other comprehensive portals) must also meet the challenge of the vortals. Vortals (vertical portals) concentrate on a specific industry or business function, and can be devoted to its needs more than a general site like Business.com.
We now have also to take into account "vortals," or vertical market portals, that serve a specific in dustry or interest.
What distinguishes a vortal from a portal is its clearly defined focus.
We pride in having changed many businesses into lively portals, vortals and profit gateways.