Dialog, a Thomson business, is now offering an information service that allows business news, research and competitive intelligence to be integrated into enterprise portals.

Content categories of the Dialog Portals include news, market research, business and financial information, as well as science, technology and medical (STM) information and intellectual property records gathered from around the world.

Dialog Portals is compatible with systems offered by nine leading portals software and applications providers, the broadest array available from any information services company in the portals market.

The first release of Dialog Portals, now available for customer integration, enables “plug and play” access to a wide range of Dialog news, business and current awareness content. The next release of Dialog Portals, expected to be available next year, will add the STM and intellectual property content.

“With its broad content options and wide compatibility, Dialog Portals clearly is now the best-of-field choice for portal and intranet managers,” said Roy Martin, president and CEO of Dialog. “We’re leveraging our decades of experience as a producer of online information services and an aggregator of information for research, and applying Web-based portal and intranet tools to offer a total solutions package for enterprises around the world.”

Dialog Portals is a suite of Web-based information modules that provide access to databases of business news, analysis and research on industries, customers and competitors. The information is gathered by Dialog from tens of thousands of publishers and information providers worldwide, and may be customized for individual access by different offices, business units or departments across a subscribing enterprise.

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