ARCHIVE - Custom Homepage & Content Management for IBM Connections


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IBM Connections is great for personal and informal exchange of ideas and information. It has got Activity stream, Blogs, Bookmarks, WiKis and much more. For an Intranet homepage it misses more formal Web Content Management functionalities like an conventional navigation, managed news etc. Learn how you can have both, informal and formal Intranet with just one application.

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ARCHIVE - Custom Homepage & Content Management for IBM Connections

  1. 1. TIMETOACT Custom Homepage for IBM Connections Content Management with IBM Connections Info@TIMETOACT-GROUP.COM, Tel.: +49 221 97343 0 Im Mediapark 2, 50670 Köln, WWW.TIMETOACT-GROUP.COM
  2. 2. TIMETOACT Custom Homepage…for IBM Connections allows customers to use IBM Connections as their default intranet homepage use IBM Connections as their Intranet CMS increases the benefit and value of their IBM Connections investmentutilizes IBM Connections for simple content creation thru Blogs, Bookmarks, Events, WiKis Access Management, Approval, Commenting etc.does not require Training for authors, content masters etc. Seite 2
  3. 3. Content Management & Custom Homepage Many customers love IBM Connections and would like to use it as their intranet homepage Many customers have just basic Web Content Management requirements IBM Connections (4) has many CMS functionalities, including Check-In / Check-Out, Rich Text Editor, Version Management, Access Management etc. IBM Connections is missing some basic CMS functionalities Classic Intranet Homepage Intuitive navigation thru a deep content hierarchy News Overviews, Important Links Highlighted Content etc. Seite 3
  4. 4. Content Management & Custom Homepage Typical CMS requirements from internal communications departments Default homepage for all users Conventional multi level navigation thru contet hierarchies News must stay on top - as long as internal communications pleases (i.e. news may not moved down as in the activity stream thru other posts) News overviews should be illustrated with pictures from the news Static Content at prominent position Link lists at prominent position Simple Content creation, simple customization All typical requirements call be fulfilled with a IBM Connections and the TIMETOACT Custom Homepage as an addon Seite 4
  5. 5. Sample Custom Homepage
  6. 6. Sample Custom Homepage Seite 6
  7. 7. Sample Custom Homepage Multilevel Content Navigation News Overviews Link Lists / Quick Links Company Events Static Content Seite 7
  8. 8. Sample Custom Homepage Classic Website Navigation with Multi-Level Pulldown Menu Built from WiKi navigation (vertical WiKi navigation transformed to horizonal navigation) Seite 8
  9. 9. Sample Custom Homepage News Overviews with tabs for multiple sections Thumbnail pictures / picture previews in News overviews Soon to come Flipboard layout for News Overviews Seite 9
  10. 10. Sample Custom Homepage Link Lists Multiple tabs Static Content Any important content made permanently visible Seite 10
  11. 11. Sample Custom HomepageEvents (Connections 4.X) Draws Content from Connections 4 events Seite 11
  12. 12. IntegratedConfiguration & Customization
  13. 13. Customization & Administration TIMETOACT Custom Homepage runs as separate application can be customized easily (Just upload new css…) is independent from IBM Connections releases "survives" IBM Connections updates (only rerun a simple script) Seite 13
  14. 14. IBM Connections Content Management Portal Check In / Out News Static Content Version Management Navigation Content Collaboration PortalManagement Gadgets OAuth Portlets (JSR168) Widgets Collaboration (90%) Social Social Software (100%) Software Seite 14
  15. 15. IBM Connections with Custom Homepage Classic Intranet Portal Homepage including Multilevel Content Navigation News Overview Content Static Content CollaborationManagement Link lists Social Software Seite 15
  16. 16. Thank you Felix Binsack, Felix.Binsack@TIMETOACT.DE, Tel.: +49 221 97343 10TIMETOACT GROUP, Im Mediapark 2, 50670 Köln, WWW.TIMETOACT.DE