Understanding IBM Workplace Strategy & Products: A New Approach to People Productivity

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Maximum Press, 2005 - Computers - 158 pages
IBM Workplace represents an entire portfolio of IBM products, new and existing, that focuses on increasing people's productivity in a new way. In this book, IBM Software Live! Program Director Douglas Spencer and Senior Lotus Consultant Ron Sebastian start with an introduction to people productivity in the context of IBM's On Demand Business vision. Then the IBM Workplace strategy and products are described. You will see how the underlying componentized software infrastructure of IBM Workplace provides the flexibility businesses need in the emerging on demand world. You will see how many users without traditional desks such as an outbound sales force, factory floor staff, airline pilots, etc. can collaborate with others boosting the productivity of the entire organization, trading partners, and customers. The authors then provide an overview of the key product lines that implement the IBM Workplace vision including IBM Workplace, WebSphere Portal, Lotus Notes and Domino, and WebSphere Everyplace. You will learn how the new IBM Workplace client technology for these products combines the rich user experience of client/server with the cost characteristics of Web-based applications, giving users the best of both worlds. In the final chapter, the authors explore industry-specific people productivity solutions tailored for the needs of specific industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, banking, financial markets, consumer products, electronics, utilities, government, health care, insurance, life sciences, retail, and telecommunications, etc. The Foreword, by IBM Software Group General Manager of Workplace, Portal, and Collaboration Software, Michael D. Rhodin, provides an insider's perspective on the thinking behind IBM Workplace. To help you stay current, this book comes with your personal password for accessing the companion Web site which offers up-to-the-minute IBM Workplace news, More on the Web links, and additional resources.
 

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Contents

Introducing IBM Workplace
1
IBMs On Demand Business Vision
2
IBMs Software Strategy
5
Open Technology Model
6
Service Oriented Architecture
7
Componentization
8
What is IBM Workplace?
9
IBM Workplace Strategy
11
IBM Workplace Client Technology Micro Edition
58
IBM Workplace Products
60
IBM Workplace
61
IBM Workplace Messaging
63
IBM Workplace Team Collaboration
66
IBM Workplace Documents
70
IBM Workplace Project Scheduler
72
IBM Workplace Collaborative Learning
74

IBM Workplace Products
13
IBM Workplace Client Technology
16
IBM Workplace Client Technology Micro Edition
18
Lotus Notes and Domino
19
Lotus Notes
24
WebSphere Portal
25
Domino and WebSphere Portal Integration
29
IBM Workplace
30
WebSphere Everyplace
32
IBM Workplace Positioning
34
WebSphere Portal versus IBM Workplace
35
WebSphere Everyplace Access versus IBM Workplace Mobile Support
36
IBM Workplace Implementation Model
37
BackEnd Integration Model
38
Business Processes
39
Information
40
Service Oriented Architecture
41
Service Provider
42
Service Requestor
43
IBM Workplace Embraces Service Oriented Architecture
44
Positioning IWP versus Microsofts Approach
45
WebSphere Portal
46
WebSphere Everyplace Access
49
IBM Workplace
52
Managed Client and Micro Edition
54
IBM Workplace Client Server Components
56
How IBM Workplace Managed Client Works
57
Workplace Templates
77
Administration for IBM Workplace
79
IBM Workplace Web Content Management
81
IBM Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting
83
IBM Workplace Services Express
86
Office Without Office
91
A New Approach to Collaboration
93
ComponentBased Services
95
New Ways to Build Applications
96
Industry Solutions
100
IBM Workplace Solutions
102
IBM Workplace for Business Controls and Reporting
104
Aerospace and Defense
105
Automotive
107
Banking and Financial Markets
111
IBM Workplace for Branch Banking
116
IBM Workplace for Consumer Products Customer Management
118
Energy and Utilities
121
Government
124
Healthcare
126
Insurance
130
Life Sciences
133
Retail
136
IBM Workplace for Retail Store Operations
139
WebSphere Portal for Retail Supply Chain
140
About the Authors
143
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\Ron Sebastian has been with IBM for 27 years and is currently the technical assistant to the vice president of development in the Lotus Software Division where he performs technical product and technology evaluations, represents the development team in critical customer situations, and delivers external and internal technology presentations. He has worked with customers to define and implement their e-business architecture, technical strategies, and applications around the world. He lives in Ancaster, Canada. Douglas Spencer has been with IBM for over 18 years. He has extensive international experience in consulting and technical marketing of IBM software. He has worked in Canada, USA, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa helping businesses understand and implement IT solutions. He has experienced a wide range of cross-platform, international, cross-industry, and industry-specific software solutions. Currently, he is the program director of the worldwide executive briefi ng team called IBM Software Live! He lives in Somers, New York.

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