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THE Perth portal market is gaining momentum with two Perth-based IT companies attracting the attention of international and large national businesses.

A portal is an Internet site that is a major starting site for users.

Internet Business Corporation recently struck a licensing deal with the Western Australian Government to sell its PortalMaster content management system worldwide.

IBC managing director Richard Keeves said the company had initially designed the system for the former Department of Minerals and Energy, of which the Government owns the intellectual property, and had since made modifications that made the pro-duct world-class.

“We had built the original PortalMaster system to government specifications, but when the government saw its wider potential, we enhanced the system so that any type of organisation could use it,” he said.

“The WA Government owns the core system IP and we own the IP to the modifications.”

The United Kingdom Council for E-Business has purchased the product and joins a list of customers that include the International Institute of Business and Technology, and the North Metro Community Association - 2 Cities (the Joondalup and Wanneroo Internet Gateway), and the WA Museum.

Perth’s Change Corporation is hoping to create successful portal technologies with national technology solutions providers Adacel Business Solutions Group.

Change Corporation has entered into a partnership with Adacel to deliver enterprise portal solutions to WA companies which have implemented a SAP Enterprise Business Suite.

Change Corporation and Adacel have already commenced work on a prototype portal project for AngloGold.

Change Corporation managing director Stephen Langsford said the partnership brought added expertise to the company’s portal development team.

“Portals are a core area for Change and our people have experience in developing world-class portals for companies such as RCI, ING, and Hoyts,” he said.

“Adacel are expert in SAP business applications so together we can bring the total solution to the major corporations in WA who use SAP and other enterprise suites.”

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