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There is an evolution that takes place when organizations start to develop Web applications as part of their IT infrastructure. Initially, an application is written for a particular purpose, say a contact management system or an inventory control system. These systems typically require a facility to log in with a username and password to control access. As time passes, several of these systems will be built across the organization, each in isolation of one another. The problem soon arises where users need to access several of the Web systems, all with different usernames and passwords. The next logical step is to create a Web portal to provide a single point of entry to the Web applications. The Web applications are then moved into the portal so that users can go to one place to access all of their systems. But what do you do with those applications that cannot be ... (more)