The intranet doesn't have to be just a portal but rather can be a dashboard, much like the dashboard on your car that shows you where you're headed and how you're doing.

http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/management/story/0,10801,79436,00.html

Do car dashboards tell you where you're headed? I don't remember seeing one that did.

In a discussion of WebThreePointZero, not necessarily a "corporate" dashboard, but something similar. WebSideStory's dashboard which wraps various web-analytics APIs :

Oh dear : Marketing people are going to need to become more like content engineers. They're going to have to be responsible for the content.

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