A community portal is a directory that lists all community sites available on your company intranet. Through the community portal users can search for, discover, follow, visit, and participate in communities of interest. A community portal is a website dedicated to a specific neighborhood, with news, a calendar of local events, a directory, photos, videos and more. Also, community portals allow employees and those with access the ability to use a browser to access intranet information. Permissions can vary as to who sees what and this is determined by logins.
This is something that can also take place through the portal. Shared spaces, discussion forums and instant messaging can all boost the ideas throughout the organization to ensure that productivity, morale and creativity is encouraged.
Once the portal is built it is continually updated with new communities and community statistics, such as creation date, number of members, number of discussions, and so on.