Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Proving Technology

Those nice folks at IBM Hursley Park are hosting a pair of Proof of Technology (PoT) events in November: -

10-12 November Discovering the value of IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1

Introduction

Web portals allow partners, employees and customers to choose their user experience, with personalized applications based on role, context,
actions, location, preferences and team collaboration needs. IBM® WebSphere® Portal software provides a composite application or business
mashup framework and the advanced tooling needed to build flexible, SOA-based solutions, as well as the unmatched scalability required by
any size organization. IBM portals also provide the ideal platform for addressing the needs of varied audiences, via accelerators that simply
‘snap-on’ and extend the capabilities of your portal implementation as needed. In addition, a wide range of IBM Business Partner
solutions and IBM services are available to further address your needs. Accelerators for WebSphere Portal help deliver business value and
faster time-to-value by addressing specific project needs.

  • Business Process: An end-to-end solution comprised of electronic forms, workflows and portlets to accelerate process automation.
  • Collaboration: Instant messaging, Web conferencing, team services and social networking.
  • Content: End-to-end enterprise Web content management and search.
  • Dashboard: Real-time, active, performance dashboards.
  • Enterprise Suite: Integrated set of capabilities supports multiple portal projects. Includes Web content management, collaboration, electronic
  • forms, dashboards, and rich client support.
  • Learning: A portal-based solution that delivers learning resources on the desktop.
  • Self-Service: Direct access to personalized self service information and transactions.
This Proof of Technology (PoT) offering is designed to demonstrate the exceptional user experience provided by WebSphere Portal software
with a focus on business value and solutions, and the exciting new web 2.0 features it enables and leverages, Additional focus areas include
administration, infrastructure and development topics. Participants will receive a hands-on experience of the WebSphere Portal product as well
as the integration capabilities found in the WebSphere Product Family. This offering also shows how WebSphere Portal can be used to
implement a responsive and easy-to-use portal that has rich function delivered from the secure and scalable infrastructure of WebSphere
Application Server.

Objective

The objective of this session is to demonstrate how IBM WebSphere Portal allows you to customize your work environment to the needs of your
business and present content and applications in a consistent fashion. Portal gives you the ability to easily provide a highly personalized user
experience based upon the end user’s previous interactions with your portal, their personal preferences, as well as attributes from their user
profile or any other source.

[PDF] Agenda is here

20 November IBM Mashup Center - A Proof of Technology

Muddled by mashups ?
Worried by widgets ?
Feeling curious aboutfeeds ?
Puzzled by portlets ?

IBM has the answer for you – please book yourself onto this 1-day workshop at Hursley Park, near Winchester in Hampshire, which aims to answer all of your questions about the recent advances in mashup technology.
IBM Mashup Center is an exciting new offering from IBM, designed to provide both business users and IT with the key capabilities needed to quickly and easily create, share, customize, and secureEnterprise Mashups.
With this lightweight enterprise mashup environment, organisations can unlock and transform enterprise, Web, personal, and departmental information into consumable or "mashable" assets, including information feeds and widgets.
These assets can then be dynamically assembled, at-the-glass, into new applications thataddress daily business challenges, allowing organisations can reduce their application backlog and improve productivity by empowering line of business, self-service application development.

Via a series of presentations and hands-on labs, our team will take you through the product portfolio, which includes: -

Lotus Mashups delivers the browser-based assembly tooling and widget creation environment
InfoSphere MashupHub provides the data connectors and feed generation + transformation capabilities
Lotus Widget Factory a powerful widget creation environment that enables developers of all skill levels to rapidly generate widgets without coding

The workshop will also focus on the integration points between mashups ( tactical, departmental )and portals ( strategic, enterprise ), and demonstrate how mashups and widgets can be delivered via a secure role-based, personalised portal environment, using WebSphere Portal.

Interested ?

If so, please let me know.

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