Ten Reasons to Switch to 8.X

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-Top 3 migration "gotchas"

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  • Ten Reasons to Switch to 8.X

    1. 1. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Digital Experience Solutions 10 Reasons to migrate to Portal 8.x Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics Minesh Manilal Director, Digital Experience Edward Hanlon Technical Lead, Digital Experience
    2. 2. CONNECT WITH US: Agenda  Company Overview  IBM Practice – Digital Experience  What is Digital Experience & Why is it Important?  Trends in Digital Experience  Top Ten Reasons for Migrating to IBM WebSphere Portal 8.x  Demo of some of the hot new features  Best Practices in Planning a Migration  Top 3 Migration Gotchas  Summary
    3. 3. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Company Overview Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 3
    4. 4. CONNECT WITH US: Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 4 5-Years Compound Annual Growth Rate 19% Employees Worldwide 1,500 Global Presence United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India 20+ Technology Accelerators 550+ Technical Certifications Over 10 Technology and Solutions Awards since 2009 including Business Agility, Customer Integration and Digital Experience Over 150 global customers are currently Fortune 1000 companies Best-in-class architects and specialty experts: BPM, Integration, Digital Experience, Security, Testing, Business Analytics and Enterprise Content Management Rate of Repeat Engagements 91% Prolifics at a Glance Years in Business 35+ Offices 14 Awards Technology Expertise Fortune 1000 OS Technical Solution Project ManagerAccount Executive Project ManagerDelivery Manager US Management Technical LeadSolution Director US Technical Solution Technical Lead OS Management Developers / Testers Developers / Testers Global Delivery Model We augment our teams with a blend of local offshore resources of deep skills
    5. 5. CONNECT WITH US: Prolifics Services & Solutions Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 5 TechnologiesServices Advisory Adoption Application Development & Integration Upgrade & Reengineering Application Infrastructure Managed Services PROLIFICS Service Offerings IV&V Testing Architecture & Design Platform Migration Quick Starts Health Checks Application Maintenance Test Advisory Services Assessment Solution Implementation Product Technology Migrations Centers of Excellence Architecture Reviews Application Infrastructure Maintenance Application Lifecycle Testing Strategy & Roadmap Definition Application Integration Product Version Upgrades Performance Tuning Bug Fixing & Patch Admin Test Automation Technology Blueprint Application Transformation Application Migration Set Up & Configuration Production Support Packaged Apps Testing Simulation & Prototyping Content Management Content Migration Information Management Help Desk & Problem Resolution Middleware & SOA Testing Solution Re-engineering Performance Testing BPM/ Connectivity SecurityDigital ExperienceECM Application Infrastructure Business Analytics
    6. 6. CONNECT WITH US: •IBM Lotus Award Finalist for Best Portal Solution2005 •Winner of IBM Lotus Award for Best Portal Solution2006 •Winner of IBM Beacon Award for Overall Technical Excellence2007 •Winner of IBM Beacon Award for Overall Technical Excellence2008 •Winner of IBM Lotus Award for Best Industry Solution •Winner of IBM Lotus Award for Best End-User Solution2010 • IBM Lotus Award Finalist for Delivering an Exceptional Web Experience and Distinguished Business Achievement Awards in North America and the Middle East 2011 •Best Industry Oriented Social Business Solution Award •Finalist for Exceptional Web Experience, Distinguished Business Achievement 2012 •2013 Winner of IBM Collaboration Solutions Highest Achiever Award for North America2013 Award Winning Digital Experience Practice •GOSCON 2009 "Excellence Awards for Open Source Business Use in Government"2009 Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics
    7. 7. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage IBM Practice Digital Experience Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 7
    8. 8. CONNECT WITH US: Digital Experience Practice - What we do Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 8 Partner Experiences Employee Experiences Customer Experiences Enterprise Portals Social Business E-Forms Content Management Rich Internet Apps Marketing Management Commerce Cloud & Managed Services Enterprise Mobility
    9. 9. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage What is a Digital Experience & Why is it Important? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 9
    10. 10. CONNECT WITH US: What is Digital Experience? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 10  “Digital Experience” is your “Customer Experience”  Digital in the equation are your delivery channels (mobile, tablet, desktop, etc…)  The Customer part is unclear as its not an IT Strategy but a user driven strategy  Social digital experience allows people to interact with your organization using their channel of choice (web, social, and mobile).  A personalized digital experience
    11. 11. CONNECT WITH US: Why is Digital Experience Important Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 11 When planning your digital strategy, don’t forget who’s at the center: your customers
    12. 12. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Trends in Digital Experience Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 12
    13. 13. CONNECT WITH US: Trends in Digital Experience Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 13  Quality Content  Digital Marketing  Identity Based eco-system  Rich Media – Video  Big Data  Security  Infrastructure changes – cloud
    14. 14. CONNECT WITH US: Quality Content Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 14  Getting the right content to the right person at the right time…  Publishing to multiple channels  Rendering from multiple channels
    15. 15. CONNECT WITH US: Digital Marketing Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 15  Content Marketing  Email Marketing  Marketing Automation  Social Media
    16. 16. CONNECT WITH US: Identity Based Eco-System Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 16  What does this mean?  Human Nature has shown that we like to express ourselves  Harness this for the digital world of tomorrow
    17. 17. CONNECT WITH US: Rich Media Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 17  Rich media is the combination of text, visual and audio elements published online to attract attention and encourage activity and engagement  Importance of Video to marketing lines of business
    18. 18. CONNECT WITH US: Big Data & Security Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 18  Both are existing IT trends which will continue to grow  Not only about managing data, its about leveraging the data to help drive your business  Secure your customers identity and earn their trust
    19. 19. CONNECT WITH US: Infrastructure Changes Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 19  More and more companies are making cloud strategies as part of their business  Reducing operational costs  Changing the way they think about Application Architecture
    20. 20. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Top 10 Reasons to Migrate Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 20
    21. 21. CONNECT WITH US: Why Migrate? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 21 1. IBM Product Support End of Life  IBM’s support got version 6.x of Portal ends Sept 30th 2014  Version 7 will probably be start of Q4 2015 2. Empowering the Line of Business  Managed Pages  inLine & inContext Editing  WCM Projects and Workflows  Syndication of pages wit no IT involvement
    22. 22. CONNECT WITH US: Why Migrate? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 22 3. Responsive Design  The IBM Portal 8.x Theme is responsive OOB  CTC 4 and above is responsive Desktop Tablet Mobile
    23. 23. CONNECT WITH US: Why Migrate? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 23 4. Social Publishing & Integration with other content repositories  Digital Data Connector  Web Application Integrator  Web Application bridge 5. Improved Integration with Analytics  Enterprise Marketing Management
    24. 24. CONNECT WITH US: Why Migrate? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 24 6. WCM Enhancements  REST API  In-line editing & visual content targeting  Media Streaming with Brightcove  Rich Text Editor EditLive & Web Radar  Attribute based security  Cross Version Syndication 7. CTC & Micro Sites  A set of components out of the box  Responsive OOB  Best Practices template to building sites using Portal and WCM
    25. 25. CONNECT WITH US: Why Migrate? Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 25 8. Script Portlet  Downloadable for version 8.0  OOB for 8.5 9. Smarter Commerce  Unica NetInsight  WebSphere Commerce  IBM Marketing Center 10. Easier Upgrades  Post 8.5 no more major upgrades…
    26. 26. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Demo of New Features Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 26
    27. 27. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Best Practices in Planning a Migration Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 27
    28. 28. CONNECT WITH US: Best Practices Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 28  Keep migration plan simple and do not introduce unnecessary changes  Make sure to apply latest fix packs to source and target  Disable AutoSync  Make sure the Source DMGR/Node Agents are stopped  Don't forget to set up unique ports  Migrate standalone servers and then build out the clusters  Use copies of the Databases  When a migation fails, restart migration from where it left off with -Dwp.migration.framework.resume=<resume point> Example: -Dwp.migration.framework.resume=deploy-apps
    29. 29. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Top 3 Migration Gotchas Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 29
    30. 30. CONNECT WITH US: Gotchas Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 30  Content-only migration is not supported in Portal 8  Most issues will occur during the upgrade-profile task - to troubleshooting, use -DskipCleanup="true" to preserve work folder (note: if using this option clean out wp_profile/ConfigEngine/config/workbefore reruning task)  You forgot to disable autosync and the source DMGR is still running
    31. 31. CONNECT WITH US: Summary Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 31  Digital Experience Trends  Why Migrate?  Empower the LoB  Optimize your digital experience  Integrate all your content sources easily  Migration Best Practices  Migration Gotcha’s
    32. 32. CONNECT WITH US: Next Steps Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 32  Free Advisory Session  How are you currently using your Portal  What is your Portal roadmap?  How to get there to best leverage your investments  Portal Upgrade Assessment  Initial Discovery call  Assessment Workshop  Assessment Analysis  Assessment Delivery
    33. 33. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Q & A… Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 33
    34. 34. CONNECT WITH US: Contact US Aug 5th 2014 Public | Copyright © 2014 Prolifics 34 www.prolifics.com Edward.Hanlon@prolifics.com Minesh.Manilal@prolifics.com
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    36. 36. CONNECT WITH US: IT: Customized to Your Advantage Demonstration…
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