Today Vignette announced the release of a flattering study highlighting the need for Web Applications, CMS, and Portals to be more tightly integrated and available as a single solution. Somehow this doesn't strike me as suprising. Wasn't it Vignette that relatively recently acquired Portal player Epicentric? ...yes.
The short summary is: 400 IT executives interviewed, 80 percent wanted consolidated management consoles, many organizations are struggling to integrate and leverage disparate data and data stores, Vignette offers these things, Vignette Business Integration Studio (VBIS) allows you to integrate with more than 70 different applications from many different vendors, Vignette's unique approach is great, Vignette, Vignette, Vignette.
You can read the press release here
or download the full study results from Vignette's web site here