Web and Portal Development
NetReach offers professional website design, development, maintenance, and support services. A consultative process and our coordinated team of web engineers, designers, and developers deliver technologically-savvy web-based solutions on time and on budget, from smaller informational websites to dynamically functioning web portals and web-based applications. We provide full end-to-end life cycle services from business strategy through to maintenance and support.
Web Portals and Web-Based User Communities
Web portals are generally larger web-properties designed to be a "one-stop" destination for a group of people (users). The portal provides personalized access to shared contacts, applications, documents, and other content that allows for collaboration among users. Providing these tools and content in a context-relevant way, using a familiar browser-based interface with "anywhere-anytime" accessibility creates efficiencies in:
- User adoption: Generally painless and a high-adoption rate — a factor often overlooked when implementing new technology initiatives.
IT resource allocation: Optimizing scarce resources and budgets.
- NetReach can, and has provided, portals as Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted solutions, which require no hardware purchase, installation, or maintenance.
- Deployment: Since NetReach uses a Rapid Application Development (RAD) approach, this can also be termed "faster time to value."
Web-Based User Communities
With the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, or Flickr, one could make a case that these types of "looser" web-based user communities could be viewed as slightly different from a web portal used for business and networking purposes. However, often feature sets are similar if not the same, and are in fact driven by user familiarity with the huge social networking platforms' toolsets.
- Video and image upload and sharing.
- Comments & Rating.
- User Profile.
These types of web-based user communities must frequently accommodate tens of thousands of simultaneous users.