WebSphere Portal Business Overview


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WebSphere Portal Business Overview

  1. 1. IBM WebSphere Portal Joel Demay IBM Software Group [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is a Portal? Why Portals? </li></ul><ul><li>WebSphere Portal Overview, Features and Components </li></ul><ul><li>WebSphere Portal Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today: disparate user experiences
  4. 4. Portal Definition <ul><li>A well-known point of access to many different resources, presented in a consistent, integrated and personalized manner. </li></ul>WebSphere Portal
  5. 5. Key Benefits and Capabilities of Enterprise Portal s User Perspective Dynamic experience Collaboration Customization Personalization Engaging UI Single Sign-on People Awareness Integration “ at the glass” Secure Access, SSO Role-based Deployment Scalability & Reliability Administration Navigation Application interfaces Aggregation IT Perspective Other web content CRM Application Databases Content Management eHR Web Services Syndicated Content Collaboration
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>What is a Portal? Why Portals? </li></ul><ul><li>WebSphere Portal Overview, Features and Components </li></ul><ul><li>WebSphere Portal Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging </li></ul>
  7. 7. WebSphere Portal – market leading Enterprise Portal <ul><li>Market Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 in Enterprise Portal Software market* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 5000 customer Portal installations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double digit market growth** </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large leads in Customer Self-Service, Partner Self-Service, Employee Self-Service, and Dashboards * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>>2000 SMB customers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1,463 IBM Business Partner solutions in the IBM WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 ISVs have OEM’d WebSphere Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest portals in the world (20 million -1 billion)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smallest full-feature portals in the world, 20-user pack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the front-end, or user interface, for IBM’s innovative SOA strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drives portal standards- Leads JSR-286, Chairs WSRP 2.0., Co-Chaired JSR-168, Chaired WSRP 1.0. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Reports, DataQuest, AMR, IDC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** IDC, Worldwide Enterprise Portal Software 2006-2010 Forecast Update and 2005 Vendor Shares: When Less is More. #202688, Kathleen Quirk, July 2006. </li></ul></ul>Best Java Enterprise Portal Technology Readers choice Award INFORMATION INTEGRATION PLATFORMS & PORTALS Performance Management Portals and Knowledge Management Dashboard Framework 2006 CRN Channel Champion Best Development tool IBM WebSphere Portal Best Enterprise Portal Platform - WebSphere Portal
  8. 8. Market Leadership – Gartner’s View WebSphere Portal now ranked as Market Leader in Gartner's 2008 MQ for Enterprise Portals. Leadership position held for 6 consecutive years.
  9. 9. A Few of the 6,000+ WebSphere Portal Customers
  10. 10. WebSphere Portal – Functional Architecture
  11. 11. Building a Portal Page Personalised Portlets Navigation Theme Security Customisation
  12. 12. Portlet Principle <ul><li>Each portlet is a separate Web application </li></ul><ul><li>Developed independently </li></ul><ul><li>Can be placed anywhere on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic deployment; dynamic configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Portlets support multiple markups </li></ul><ul><li>Phones, Organizers, Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Unique views for each device </li></ul><ul><li>Business logic can be shared </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Portlets support Client Side Aggregation to retrieve and share information without server round-trips </li></ul><ul><li>Portlets can refresh individually </li></ul><ul><li>Support for AJAX and DoJo </li></ul>
  13. 13. Web Content Management <ul><li>Inline Editing for infrequent users </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly, simple templates for entering content </li></ul><ul><li>Full text, attribute and taxonomy search </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified process for including personalization rules in content and layout </li></ul><ul><li>Views allow users to find their content easily </li></ul><ul><li>User interface can be customized easily to provide tailored experience </li></ul><ul><li>Link Management and RSS Integration </li></ul>
  14. 14. Portal Document Management <ul><li>Provided by IBM Lotus Quickr </li></ul><ul><li>User can navigate through a hierarchy of user-defined folders and documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Add, delete or modify folders </li></ul><ul><li>Easily add documents of any format from local file system </li></ul><ul><li>Share documents with teams </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on documents and team places </li></ul>
  15. 15. Theme Customizer <ul><li>Change the banner: logo, color, typography, border, background </li></ul><ul><li>Change the typography: default size, color and style, headline size, color, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the navigation: orientation, tab colors, tab text </li></ul><ul><li>Change the colors: page color or background, highlight color </li></ul><ul><li>Change the buttons: text, color, selected and unselected states </li></ul><ul><li>Show and hide footers, gutters, links, breadcrumbs, etc. </li></ul>Theme Customizer - Easily change the look of a portal page - no HTML, JavaScript or XML coding required!
  16. 16. Portal Search helps raise productivity <ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site map provides Secure “outline” of Portal hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search API (SIAPI) published externally for applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance ranking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate External Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>External Search of Portal Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better search results from Google and other search engines </li></ul></ul>Photos from Flickr Web Search Results Search Results from Portal Suggested Links
  17. 17. WebAppIntegrator <ul><li>User clicked on “Doorway on Jester” tab and was sent to Doorway web app on server Jester. </li></ul><ul><li>the HTML <script> tag executed and “injected” markup for Portal navigation, Launch menu, and page breadcrumbs into Doorway web app. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that the page tab labeled “Doorway on Jester” is correctly selected as the current page. </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on any Portal specific navigation tab will take you back into Portal. Clicking on any Portal URL page tab will hit the underlying URL. </li></ul>Solution for integration of external web applications with Portal Server Allows external web applications to display and make use of Portal navigation artifacts
  18. 18. Create new Portal Sites with New Site Wizard <ul><li>The New Site Wizard combines several administrative actions into a single portlet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Portal creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal content import </li></ul></ul>Quickly create new Virtual Portals with Portal Sites and customize to suite your needs
  19. 19. Web 2.0 Support <ul><li>Superior enhanced User Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved response times – AJAX, REST, client–side aggregation, C2A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced flexibility – easy end user customization through drag & drop, Google gadgets, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart markup and dynamic menus through semantic tags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drive Innovation and Productivity through Social Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotus Connections portlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickr blogs, wikis, and forums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improve time to value, time to market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business user situational application development through the Portlet Pallette, drag & drop page composition, and composite application templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business user contribution of WCM content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More assets (REST, ATOM, gadgets) available to choose from. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Remember me Customer identification with your website can increase loyalty The site recognizes me without login… … requires user authentication… Access to sensitive service or operation,... … before access is provided.
  21. 21. Tooling for Portal Development <ul><li>Rational Application Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An open, comprehensive development environment for building e-business applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal Tools are fully integrated to support portal and portlet development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides Portal Test Environment </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Speeds SOA Value and Deployment of WebSphere Portal <ul><li>Automation for multi-page, complex portlets without coding – speeds development/deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Change simplified for evolving business requirements – increases efficiency of IT, LOB and users </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse for generation of new portlets from existing portlet models on demand – serve more business and user requirements for more value </li></ul><ul><li>SOA for integration/delivery of existing applications and portlet interfaces as reusable services – flexibility for increased ROI </li></ul>Using the tool [Portlet Factory] also saved Allmerica $1 million in development costs, Clifton adds. The technology enabled Allmerica to build the portal in four months, whereas using API technology would have taken about 16 months, he estimates. Mike Clifton, Vice President of IT, Allmerica Insurance Source: Insurance & Technology , May 2005 http://www.insurancetech.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=160906146
  23. 23. Build Real-time Personalized Dashboards Sales Vice President Regional Mgr Local Sales Mgr Alerts personalized Scorecard shows regional info only Data filter adapts Graph displays revenue for selected office Scorecard shows office info only
  24. 24. Workplace Dashboard Framework is a set of reusable assets, robust administration tools, and dashboard-specific features that speed the creation of custom dashboards. Repository of Reusable Design Components Record List & Detail Hierarchy Drill Down Status Indicator Status Page Summary Row Summary & Drilldown Query Filter
  25. 25. WebSphere Portlet Catalog http://catalog.lotus.com/wps/portal/portal <ul><li>Over 1,500 Pre-made portlets </li></ul><ul><li>270 ISV’s Providing Portlets </li></ul><ul><li>26 ISVS have OEM’d IBM Portal </li></ul><ul><li>1,200 Partners Trained on Portal </li></ul>
  26. 26. Volkswagen AG Faced with rising complexity within its supplier-facing processes, Volkswagen needed to make its procurement employees more productive to stay ahead of the competition Challenge “ We need knowledgeable workers who can focus their energies on high-value activities and driving new efficiencies, spending as little time as possible seeking and wading through information.” - Dr. Martin Hoffman, Group Executive Director for Purchasing Process and Information Management, Volkswagen AG Customer Quote 20 percent increase in procurement staff productivity Achieved 100% payback within one year Significant decreases in materials purchasing and inventory costs Value An On Demand Workplace that includes an enterprise wide portal for employees and suppliers whose sensing, analytic and workflow capabilities have radically streamlined the way employees access and act on information Solution
  27. 27. Architecture Overview WebSphere Portal V6.1 Portal Database(s)‏ User profile Database LDAP Directorie(s)‏ Page Aggregation Themes and skins Page Handler Dynamic UI Manager Rules Portlet Container and Services Portlet API Content access Search Portlet Preference Collab- oration AJAX Proxy Web clipper Admin Site Admin Credential Vault Single Sign-on XML Access Portal Script REST / APP J2EE JCA Web Services EJB JMS JDBC Servlet Security Caching Enterprise Data, Applications, Internet Content Process Server Remote portlet producer AUTHENTICATION Desktop and mobile Browsers, Mashups and offline Clients Remote portlet consumer Policy Portal Model Template Composition Component Handler Application Runtime AUTHORIZATION Feed Provider JSR286 WSRP 1.0 + 2.0 WSRP 1.0 + 2.0 Widgets . .
  28. 28. Product support pages <ul><li>WebSphere Portal: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ibm.com/software/genservers/portal/support/ </li></ul><ul><li>WebSphere Portal Zone on developerWorks: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/portal/ </li></ul><ul><li>* New! * WebSphere Portal Support Wiki (goes live at eGA): </li></ul><ul><li>http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf </li></ul><ul><li>Web Content Management: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/support/workplace-webcontent-mgmt/support.html </li></ul><ul><li>Web Content Management Best Practices Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>https://info2.lotus.com/lotus/quickr </li></ul><ul><li>Product Documentation: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/portal/proddoc.html </li></ul>