Architecting Portal Solutions

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 31 December 2003, updated 12 February 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738498645
ISBN-13: 9780738498645
IBM Form #: SG24-7011-00
(496 pages)

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Authors: Buck Stearns, Mahesh Dodani, Gary Craig, Rob Cutlip, Rob Rowe, Dawn R.H. Smith, Anup Chandran, Driss Moutayakine, Terry Ulmer, Manoj Pal


This IBM Redbooks publication is focused on architecting and building WebSphere Portal Server-based Dynamic Workplaces. It addresses the needs of SWG Architects, Business Partners, and customers for building skills in architecting solutions by identifying themes that can be applied across multiple SWG Industry Solutions. This includes using e-business infrastructure solutions maps that apply across multiple industries: for example, the On Demand Workplace solution, the e-business integration stack from SWG that provides capabilities for integrating the enterprise based on both business and technology drivers, and the IBM Patterns for e-business from SWG that provide the basis for understanding the best practices for supporting e-business integration. This book provides real examples of industry-specific Dynamic Workplace solutions from leading Solution Developers and Systems Integrators working within the IBM on demand strategy. It also includes information on how to use IBM software capabilities to fulfill customer requirements using WebSphere, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli, and Data Management products, how portals are used in various industries, and how this investment can lead a customer towards becoming an e-business on demand.

Table of contents

Part 1. A practical best practice guide to architecting portal solutions
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Portal solutions
Chapter 3. A recommended approach to architecting portal solutions
Chapter 4. Architecting On Demand Workplace solutions
Part 2. Extending portal solutions with IBM business partners
Chapter 5. Galaxia and the On Demand Workplace
Appendix A. e-business on demand
Appendix B. Using WebSphere Portal

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