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| Why Social Needs to be Part of Your Portal|
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| Consumer Engagement at Florida Blue with IBM Digital Experience|
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 57
| IBM Digital Experience in the Cloud: New Options and Capabilities|
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 43
| Integrating IBM Digital Experience and Microsoft SharePoint|
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 63
| IBM Digital Experience Conf: Developing Portlets Using JQuery|
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 52
| IBM Digital Experience Conf: Marketing Integration|
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 58
| Official Sitecore Training – Recommendations on Who, What & When|
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| Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2013|
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| SharePoint migrations may cause consternation|
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| Mobile apps using IBM Worklight and WebSphere Portal: a tutorial|
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 427
| Adobe Summit: Top new features in Adobe Experience Manager WCM|
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 426
| Optimizing Experiences Using IBM TeaLeaf|
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 381
| What’s coming in WebSphere Portal and WCM|
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 369
| Liferay and Single Sign On (SSO) – Whats here and whats coming|
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| Multifaceted Search using IBM Web Content Manager|
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 292
| Cool Tools by Gartner|
Mon, May 5th 2014 284
||Sitecore: Moving Indexed Content Tree Items
If you’ve ever worked with large amounts of data within Sitecore, chances are you’ve worked with Lucene Indexes (or the newly branded Sitecore.Search namespace and indexes). If you haven’t worked with these, it’s worth the time (and initial frustration) to learn about them, as they really do improve performance when querying the Sitecore content tree. There are of course some gotchas relating to Indexes though. One I’ve already covered is using a MustNot QueryOccurance. Another is what happens when a content manager moves an item into or out of a folder that is the root for one of your indexes? This post will cover some of our experiences in how you can get your indexes to properly display accurate data in this situation.
When we built Perficient.com using Sitecore, we set up a number of Sitecore Search indexes for different pieces of our data, like Events and Awards. One of the issues we ran into was that our indexes weren’t updating properly if a content manager dragged a content item from a folder that was indexed, and moved it into another folder (either indexed, or non-indexed). We did some experimenting, and came up with the following fairly simple and straight-forward rule set regarding moving content that is in indexed folders.
Moving Content into or out of an index
- If you remove items from an indexed folder by dragging them to another folder or by deleting them, you must Smart Publish the indexed folder. If you publish incrementally, the index will not be rebuilt. Worse, Smart Publish or Republishing after an incremental publish will NOT correct the problem. At that point, the only thing that works is to Rebuild the index with the Index Viewer.
- The same is not true of dragging items into an indexed folder. Any kind of publish will update the index
After we discovered those sets of rules, we came to the simple conclusion that when training content managers, we need to point out to them what the indexed folders are and tell them that whenever they update an item within one of those folders, they should perform a Smart Publish.
Mar 20, 2012
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IBM Portlets Running on Liberty Profile on IBM Bluemix |
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:12a Mark Polly
You may not have heard of the Liberty Profile, unless you are interested in running WebSphere Application Server in a cloud environment like BlueMix. Saurabh Agarwal and Jaspreet Singh presented this session at the IBM Digital Experience Conference.
What is this Liberty Profile? Liberty is a lightweight WebSphere Application Server that is already embedded in IBM Bluemix which runs on Softlayer. By lightweight, I mean that the install of the server is fast, startup is fast, and it is optimiz [read] Keywords: ibm
Why Social Needs to be Part of Your Portal |
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:12a Glenn Kline
IBM’s 2014 Digital Experience Conference started Wednesday off with a great session by Mac Guidera, Social Workforce Strategist from IBM, titled “Why Social Needs to be Part of Your Portal.” The session was very insightful blending a mix of statistics, trends, best practices and insightful thoughts.
Social Business Patterns
Patterns represent modernized processes with dynamic, repeatable and measurable “people interactions” created by building social into work and [read] Keywords: collaboration
Consumer Engagement at Florida Blue with IBM Digital Experience |
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 5:13p Mark Polly
Glenn Kline of Perficient and Phani Kanakala from Florida Blue presented a case study of how Florida Blue, Florida’s largest healthcare payer, uses IBM Digital Experience to engage consumers. Florida Blue’s mission is “To improve the health and well-being of Floridians and their communities”. This really is a good reason to engage customers.
Florida Blue has been using IBM Digital Experience platforms since 2008. Every year Florida Blue added new features and new si [read] Keywords: agent
IBM Digital Experience in the Cloud: New Options and Capabilities |
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 4:12p Mark Polly
Tony Higham and Paul Kelsey spoke about deploying IBM Digital Experience on both an on-premise and public cloud. There are 5 properties of the cloud generally recognized in the market. IBM is fully supporting each of theses properties:
On-demand & Self Service – its there when you need it
Broad Network Access – a global network with fast access from any device
Resource Pooling – customers share computing resources at some level. IBM is not really embracing shared har [read] Keywords: ibm
Integrating IBM Digital Experience and Microsoft SharePoint |
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 12:12p Mark Polly
Jason Cornell spoke at the IBM Digital Experience Conference about how well IBM Digital Experience software integrates with SharePoint. When IBM talks about integration with SharePoint, its usually how to display SharePoint content or apps within WebSphere Portal.
There are a bunch of ways that IBM has enabled out-of-the-box integration with SharePoint:
IBM has Web Application Bridge to pull in SharePoint sites, libraries, lists, wikis, blogs, announcements and so on. The Bridge displays cont [read] Keywords: calendaring
IBM Digital Experience Conf: Developing Portlets Using JQuery |
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:12a Glenn Kline
First, a couple of key statistics to indicate why this is important and cannot be ignored:
57.5% of websites use jQuery.
jQuery has a 93% marketshare.
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IBM Digital Experience Conf: Marketing Integration |
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 5:12p Mark Polly
Rob Enright, a Digital Experience Strategist with IBM spoke about integrating Marketing Management with IBM Digital Experiences. Customer expectations are soaring, yet it takes time to build your digital experience to keep up or even get ahead of those expectations.
Here are several themes IBM is focusing on:
“Insight to Action” with a few clicks – this will require more and more automation of the
Manage omni-channel campaigns that are coordinated across the channel. This [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Digital Experience Conf: IBM Web Content Manager Patterns |
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 1:13p Mark Polly
Eric Morentin and Nick Baldwin spoke about WCM Patterns that should be used in content management development in IBM Digital Experience. Patterns of course are a “canned” way or even best practice for implementing solutions. There are four themes of patterns they talked about:
Better content / component model
There are different types of content and Content Manager build a content page by pulling various types of content. Types can include things like slide shows, lists, bloc [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM XGX – What’s New in WebSphere Portal and IBM WCM 8.5 |
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 1:13p Glenn Kline
Rob Will, chief architect for WebSphere Portal, once again gave a great presentation at IBM’s Digital Experience Conference 2014. The focus was on the new capabilities delivered in the last year.
The focus of the digital experience suite has been to provide a framework with tools and services to be able to deliver a great digital experience. The focus has shifted from IT building the solutions to the line of business being able to own and deliver content and services themselves. The [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Digital Experience Conf 2014: Stephen Power’s View |
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:12a Mark Polly
Forrester’s Stephen Power spoke about transforming digital strategy. Stephen is Vice President at Forrester and covers the Digital Experience market. He started by talking about the age of the customer and how we got to this point (customer centricity per Gary Dolsen). Preceding the age of the customer was Age of Manufacturing, Age of Distribution and the Age of iInformation. Starting in 2010, he suggests that the Age of Customer started.
Complexity is increasing in the Age of the Cu [read] Keywords: ibm