Thursday, May 24, 2012

Build Communities In Your Portal with IBM Connections

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Last week, I talked about some of the new releases around IBM Connections. Most notably, the new portlets to bring IBM Connections into Portal. With these portlets you can now create community pages in portal which allow you associate a portal page with a community in Connections to enhance your portal's social collaboration capabilities.

You integrate Communities from Connections by simply associating a set of portal pages with them. These types of portal pages are called Community Pages. By associating a set of portal pages with a community in Connections, all of the Connections portlets on those pages will automatically render their content within the context of that Community.

Of course, you can create as many pages as you want for all your communities. You can even associate existing sets of pages in your portal site with the appropriate community. And this works for all types of communities: public, moderated or private.

This is critical for organizations with portal because now it's easier than ever to bring social to the user: a critical factor to drive adoption for a social business platform.

Want to see it in action ? Check out this demo which illustrates the capabilities:

What do you think?

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