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Announcing the IBM Customer Experience Suite, WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager V8 Beta Strategy and Feature Focus sessions
LaurenW 2000005B31 Tags:  experience manager ibm suite websphere connections customer portal content web portals mobile 4,272 Visits
Two Conferences in One! See the sessions in plan for the Exceptional Web Experience Conference 2011 Europe!
We're very excited about all of the content, hands-on labs, demonstrations, certifications and networking activities with leading business and engineering experts in plan for the Exceptional Web Experience Conference - Europe 2011, at the ICC Congress, Berlin Germany October 10 - 14, 2011.
Better still - attendees can leverage the offerings of two events through their event registration.
Attend sessions from both the Exceptional Web Experience and WebSphere Technical Conferences. Choose from over 275 unique sessions across 12 conference tracks: Design your individual conference agenda to make the most of this one-stop education opportunity!
Expert speakers provide deep insights into business value assessment approaches, technologies, IT strategies and best practices. Learn how software innovations can increase your company's efficiency and accelerate better business outcomes!
Field reports and success stories from customers and partners, along with the demo points of the conference exhibition, offer you a direct practical approach. Numerous hands-on labs give you the opportunity to explore and evaluate the latest technologies. Network and exchange ideas with worldwide experts, top executives, architects and peers. Deep technical education enables you to bring efficiency and the latest innovations to your company. You can see the offerings for the Exceptional Web Experience event, including over 15 customer case study sessions, at the event page, (See Conference Sessions):
We look forward to meeting and working with you there! - - Lauren Wendel
Now Available! Version 8.0 Beta for IBM Customer Experience Suite, IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager
As with previous versions of IBM WebSphere Portal and Content Manager released over the past several years, we offer an open beta program to enable our customer, partner and IBM community to evaluate future platform directions.
We are pleased to announce "Beta One" availabilty of our next major release; IBM Customer Experience Suite, WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager Version 8, operating on WebSphere Application Server 8.
Version 8.0 Beta offers users a more seamless and rich user experience. Features includes enhanced integration of web analytics, social services , rich content management and search optimization, operating on WebSphere Application Server Version 8.
1) The ability to track effectiveness of web properties through new user-friendly overlay statistics, also new flexible options to tag pages, portlets or web content and measure their usefulness through Campaign and Custom tags. 2) An integrated, seamless and in context experience of Community pages in Websphere Portal placing IBM Connections resources in the right Portal and Web Content Manager context, and an integrated and consistent tagging and rating experience 3) The ability to integrate Facebook, Google and Yahoo ID's with WebSphere Portal. 4) Integrate with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and other systems through Web Content Manager support for CMIS standard. In addition, the Beta introduces the the ability to create Web Content with point-and-click simplicity using the new Content Templating user interface. 5) Optimize external search for Web content rendered through WebSphere Portal.
2) An integrated, seamless and in context experience of Community pages in Websphere Portal placing IBM Connections resources in the right Portal and Web Content Manager context, and an integrated and consistent tagging and rating experience
3) The ability to integrate Facebook, Google and Yahoo ID's with WebSphere Portal.
4) Integrate with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and other systems through Web Content Manager support for CMIS standard. In addition, the Beta introduces the the ability to create Web Content with point-and-click simplicity using the new Content Templating user interface.
5) Optimize external search for Web content rendered through WebSphere Portal.
Our team is often asked how to approach developing the mobile versions of web content pages. How to begin and what needs to be considered and prioritized as you go? Once you determine which mobile devices you will need to support (if you need to support one or two devices that your organization has standardized on, developing a mobile portal page using a development tool such as Rational Application Developer or Portlet Factory may be a great option for your organization). Several useful mobile application examples are available from the engineering team, located in the WebSphere Portlet Factory wiki, http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/pfwiki.nsf/xpViewRecent.xsp?searchValue=mobile. Other organizations realize they will need to support more than three mobile devices (and their updates) and may choose a multi-channel server option, such as Mobile Portal Accelerator, to help automate mobile portal development and display optimization for thousands of in-market devices, and their updates in the future. We've worked with a number of organizations worldwide that have saved development and code maintenance costs using this approach. A demonstration of the power of Mobile Portal Accelerator to optimize content for virtually all mobile devices in -market can be viewed here on an IBM "Demonet" server: http://mpademo.net:10040/wps/portal (you can check this out with your own mobile device)!
You'll find other useful articles providing best practice guidance in the Developing Exceptional Web Experiences redwiki http://wiki1.swg.usma.ibm.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/dx/Table_of_Contents, and other tips and techniques in the Mobile Portal Accelerator wiki:http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/xpViewCategories.xsp?lookupName=IBM%20Mobile%20Portal%20Accelerator.
We look forward to helping further as you deliver your Exceptional (mobile) Web Experiences. - -Lauren
TNunes 100000GJQH Tags:  analytics exceptional northstar content management experience rich media experiences ibm marketing web project 3 Comments 5,364 Visits
IBM Project Northstar was introduced today at the Portal Excellence Conference in Chicago. Conference attendees were given the opportunity to hear about IBM's vision and multi-year roadmap for how organizations can create next-generation online experiences. The focus of IBM Project Northstar is to bring together the capabilities organizations need to create and deploy exceptional Web experiences that attract and retain the best customers, improve brand loyalty, increase customer satisfaction, and lower operational costs.
Realizing the full potential of an organization's Web presence can mean any number of things... Increased customer satisfaction, heightened profitability, enhanced organizational efficiency, customer retention and acquisition. In addition, how customer's interact via one channel impacts other channels as well, requiring solutions that address multi-channel needs. Finally, creating exceptional Web experiences that are competitvely differentiated enough to dazzle, retain, and acquire new customers requires a Web platform that's both agile and insightful, combining an open and extensible foundation with additional cabilities including social and real-time communication, search, personalization, marketing tools, integration capabilities, mobile device support, real-time analytics, rich media management and more.
Read more about IBM Project Northstar at www.ibm.com/northstar.
jasonCornell 060001JGYY Tags:  2.0 dojo interactive exceptional web ajax rich experience 1 Comment 5,306 Visits
Download WebSphere Portlet Factory Next Beta now to supercharge delivery of applications that deliver exceptional Web experiences with the most advanced, rich and highly interactive user interfaces from https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-wspfnob. WebSphere Portlet Factory Next Beta provides new features and enhancements enabling faster and simpler creation of richer, more interactive and scalable applications including:
• Expanded support for the latest, advanced Dojo toolkit User Interface widgets and controls enabling delivery of exceptional web experiences
Lotus Knows not everyone could make it to Orlando for Lotusphere 2010. Now is your chance to catch all the highlights you might have missed - including the WebSphere Portal keynote session centered on the Exceptional Web Experience - by attending a local Lotusphere Comes To You. See and hear all the highlights in a single day at convenient locations worldwide. It's a great opportunity to learn what's new and what's coming, as well as a forum for you to share what's important to you as it pertains to WebSphere Portal and the other associated Lotus and IBM offerings. We welcome and value your participation, because Lotus Knows many things, but we can always know more...we hope to see you there!
-- Brian Chaput
TNunes 100000GJQH Tags:  portal business now web bps content partners portals issl management ibm websphere 1 Comment 4,286 Visits
Web portals provide a number of valuable and well recognized features, including seamless application integration, single sign-on, personalization, integrated collaboration and more. Such features help organizations large and small deliver exceptional Web experiences that set them apart from their competition.
So why isn't everyone using portal software? Well, some organizations may be unfamiliar with Web portals and others may have IT resource concerns. In fact, a number of concerns or perceptions have delayed portal deployments in the past... Until now.
The IBM WebSphere® Portal NOW business application is a proven approach to deploying an enterprise-class portal business solution in just 16 days. A comprehensive set of application templates, combined with a defined project plan, all help deliver exceptional results and provide companies with an exponentially greater ROI.
Listen to how IBM Business Partners are leveraging WebSphere Portal NOW to deliver exceptional Web experiences to their customers...
Want to learn more about WebSphere Portal NOW? Simply contact an IBM Business Partner or IBM to learn how your organization can deploy a fully working portal and content solution faster than you ever thought possible.
~ Tim Nunes
TNunes 100000GJQH Tags:  web lotus websphere tracks exceptional 2010 experiences event portal lotusphere orlando track events 3,199 Visits
2010 promises to be the year for IBM WebSphere® Portal software. Launched in 2000, WebSphere Portal software is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. And the celebration has already begun at Lotusphere 2010.
A new track debuted this year at Lotusphere focused on technologies that deliver exceptional Web experiences to customers, partners, suppliers and employees. Featuring the latest IBM WebSphere Portal, Lotus, and IBM Business Partner innovations, the new track is showcasing how companies large and small are leveraging IBM WebSphere Portal and related software to differentiate themselves and achieve greater success in the marketplace. Here's a sampling of what's being featured in the new track: new IBM Industry Toolboxes for WebSphere Portal, rapid deployment via WebSphere Portal NOW, best practices, and deeper dives into WebSphere Portal and IBM accelerators for WebSphere Portal, with sessions addressing Web content management, collaboration, electronic forms-enabled business processes, dashboards, mobile portals, mashups and more. For more information on the new Exceptional Web Experience Track, download the brochure.
In addition to the new track, a new 'event within an event' entitled the “Global Business Excellence Forum @ Lotusphere 2010” is being offered, focused on tapping into the power of collaboration within the Banking, Insurance, Government and Healthcare industries. The Global Business Excellence Forum promises to be the definitive place to learn virtually everything about how to achieve better business outcomes with IBM Lotus® and IBM WebSphere® Portal software, as well as services from IBM and trusted partners. Attendees are hearing from people within organizations just like yours who have achieved exciting business outcomes by deploying IBM solutions and offerings. If you're still interested in registering or would simply like to learn more, please visit the Global Business Excellence Forum @ Lotusphere 2010 Web page.
Finally, for those in attendance or following from afar, IBM is supporting both traditional and social media news this year at Lotusphere. Interested in reading near real-time news one 'tweet' at a time? Simply follow @LotusKnows on Twitter. In attendance and wishing you could share your event experiences with other attendees? Preface your tweets with @Lotusphere. Looking for more in-depth news? Visit the IBM Lotusphere 2010 news page on the Web, where press releases from IBM and IBM Business Partners can be found.
And remember... Lotusphere 2010 is just the beginning. The 10th anniversary of WebSphere Portal software promises to be an exciting year, and I encourage you to stay tuned!
~ Tim Nunes
Deliver a Differentiated Web Experience by Injecting Social Aspects of Web 2.0 into WebSphere Portal Applications with Lotus Connections
jasonCornell 060001JGYY Tags:  bookmarks connections blogs social 2.0 portlet factory web 2,464 Visits
If you haven’t heard Web 2.0 is more than just a fad. We get Web 2.0 and WebSphere Portal is the Web 2.0 portal that delivers rich, interactive interfaces, enables user contribution via user driven page and content creation and situational application development and leverages key Web 2.0 technology enablers including AJAX, REST et. al.
Now you can easily and rapidly elevate web experiences delivered by WebSphere Portal by incorporating the new Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets built using WebSphere Portlet Factory to deliver a truly differentiated web experience. Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets enhance your WebSphere Portal applications by providing the following capabilities (view the presentation here to review feature/function details):
The capabilities provided by Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets enable WebSphere Portal customers to deliver a truly differentiated web experience by:
Additionally, Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets preserve the native Lotus Connections user experience in WebSphere Portal including ease of use, functional behavior, color schemes etc. Further the Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets are built using WebSphere Portlet Factory (entitled as part of a WebSphere Portal purchase) enabling unlimited customization to meet your specific needs.Add the social aspects of Web 2.0 to deliver truly differentiated web experiences today by downloading the Lotus Connections 2.5 portlets free of charge now from http://www-01.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/portal/lotusconnections/details?catalog.label=1WP1002A6.