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, Plumtree 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.

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