April 19, 2002

Introducing 'MyLLNL,' a new way for employees to surf the intranet

MyLLNL is an intranet "portal," a new way to access Laboratory unclassified information. The portal is a single point of entry to the LLNL intranet that can be personalized to access a wealth of information, knowledge, and expertise Labwide.

MyLLNL will be available to anyone at LLNL with access to the Laboratory’s intranet. Once logged in, you can customize your portal pages to show the information you want to see. MyLLNL also includes a Help Center Website where you can learn about portal features and how to customize your portal display.

The history of MyLLNL
In FY2000, a project team began researching the future of Web capabilities to determine how LLNL could leverage the latest web technology. The ultimate goal of this effort was not only to improve desktop workflow throughout the Lab, but also to position LLNL’s Web infrastructure for the dynamic changes that will occur during the next decade.

A portal pilot project to determine the viability of a portal for LLNL was approved, developed and completed in FY2000. The team evaluated several portal products and chose Oracle9iAS Web infrastructure and Oracle Portal software.

The pilot results were extremely positive. Of those who participated in the pilot project, 89 percent said that if a portal were available they would use it on a daily basis.

FY2001 funding was secured and development of the production portal began in February 2001. MyLLNL will be available to all LLNL intranet users in early May of this year.

How to access my LLNL
1. In the next edition of Newsline, watch for an announcement about how to obtain your Official Laboratory ID and Personal Access Code.
2. In early May, watch for announcements in Newsline and NewsOnline, where we will announce the URL for MyLLNL
3. Also in early May, watch your mailbox for a special bookmark with reference information about MyLLNL.