The hottest development in the IT world is the emergence of workplace technology. The components of this technologya host of "enterprise portal" software productsprovide a new and powerful technology that enables the creation of a personalized workplace on the computer of each and every working individual. For the first time this technology, with its richness of applications and its role-based design, makes possible the standardizat The author team of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and SAP AG consultants worked closely together to provide a comprehensive introduction to the concepts that drive workplace technology. These consultants have been instrumental in the design of the mySAP Workplaceone of the leading new enterprise portal productsand have years of experience installing SAP's workplace, marketplace, and enterprise resource planning software.
The authors clearly explain, in language accessible to all corporate leaders and managers, not just to information technology professionals, how workplace technology can transform an organization by empowering its employees and those of its value network partners. Equally important, they discuss in detail the competitive advantage that workplace technology confers upon organizations willing to embrace it.