Abbreviation for Enterprise Information Portal
which is a current buzzphrase
for something that allows you to combine a bunch of data sources onto a web page. It is an expanding market with companies such DataChannel
and now Microsoft
As it stands now the portal market will probably collapse once the pricing falls this will probably be when SharePoint
gains significant marketshare
The current busness model by many of these companies is to partner with system integrator companies and let them sell, install and fix their software.