PORTAL Market


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PORTAL Market

The trading market for unregistered securities that is operated by NASDAQ.

PORTAL

A trading platform operated by NASDAQ of closely-held companies and other companies for investment by extremely high net-worth individuals. This market is largely exempt from the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In 2007, the Portal Market required an individual to have a minimum net worth of $100 million to qualify to trade on it.
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Recognizing the growing importance of this market segment, Kevin Jones, president of Net Market Makers, an e-commerce consultancy, states: "The vertical portal market is an industry in a nascent stage, but one that is growing rapidly with unique variations that each market maker is developing to serve its buyers and sellers.
Bowstreet's strategic relationships with IBM and Oracle have established the company's leadership position in the portal market, with Bowstreet achieving 180% quarter over quarter transaction growth from Q3 2004 to Q3 2005," said Marty Meyer, CFO and COO, Bowstreet.
Employee self help for IT and human resource support functions is by far the most in-demand part of the portal market.
E[acute accent]GVI's Rapor Portal is positioned in the worldwide portal market segment that includes the Entryscan3 optical portal by General Electric (NYSE: GE) and mantrap portals that have received some sales in Europe where GVI's Rapor portal has been installed at the IBM (NYSE: IBM) server plant in Ireland.
The new report, "The Corporate Portal Market in 2005: Portals, Composite Applications and Integrated Activity Management," reveals that CIOs at large enterprises rank portal projects among their highest spending priorities for 2005.
For resellers in the portal market it represents a significant opportunity to add value to existing portal implementations.
With over 1,000 customers worldwide, BroadVision looks to connect with others in the Portal market and share intelligent thinking and visions that ultimately help the customers attending the conference and beyond.