I've been holed up in meetings here in Armonk, so all kinds of news has been sneaking past, including some from IBM.
Yesterday, for example, we announced a new and simplified version of IBM's WebSphere Portal software, one that has some Web 2.0 enhancements as well as a set of tailored "accelerators" that help customers get implemented quickly (also leading to faster ROI).
Some examples of the new Web 2.0 capabilities include enhanced interactivity and responsiveness (including Ajax and REST support), in-line editing, intuitive drag-and-drop, and intelligent page refresh.
Later this month we'll also make the IBM Portlet for Google Gadgets available that will make over 4,000 existing Google Gadgets readily integratable into your WebSphere Portal environment.
You can read more here or you can register here to check out the demo.