You know how some products have such a cool name that you can’t help but pay attention? This year, I discovered just such a product. Liferay Portal! Sounds like something from an outer space movie with lots of special effects, right? What I discovered is that Liferay Portal is a web portal framework with over sixty tools and innovative technologies to create web sites, Content Management Systems (CMS) and intranet applications. It has features like Out–of–the–Box tools, Single–Click Configuration, SOA Framework, Dynamic Drag and Drop, Secure Single Sign On (SSO), Work from Desktop Tools, Granular Role–Based Authorization, Search and Tagging, Communities and Organizations, Personal User Pages, and Multi–Language Support.


Liferay is designed to simplify the work experience and it can be customized to satisfy unique needs. Out–of–the–box Liferay Portlets (cool name, huh?) allows developers to quickly customize a CMS environment, a document management system or a web site. The user interface has layers of personalization and desktop conventions, for ease of use and quick adoption. Liferay CMS and Liferay Collaboration features include web publishing, content management, collaboration and social networking. Liferay Portal can integrate legacy system data, HR, Accounting or Sales systems data and any other data sources. This is powerful stuff!

But, if you want to “go where no man has gone before” (to use the space movie vernacular), you’ll need to join forces with the Liferay professionals. Here’s where you’ll find them: