On May 1st, IBM published a US based software announcement stating the next edition of IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Experience Factory. According to the announcement version 8.0 will “deliver new capabilities for integrated social, contextual, and optimized multichannel online experiences.”
The new versions have an electronic release date of May 4, 2012 with a media availability of May 25th.
The overview section of the announcements also states:
WebSphere Portal V8.0 and Web Experience Factory bring together the essential capabilities that help you create, manage, and deliver powerful online web experiences, including social when and where it can most influence productivity; mobile to take your web experiences to where your users are with targeted content; and integration with real-time analytics, giving the insight to the make the right decisions. Highlights of the new releases:
- Social: Delivers IBM Connections content and services for Portal or Web Content Management; provides authentication via popular social sites; enables social communication where and when you need it.
- Mobile: Designed to develop and render content and applications that display perfectly on smart phones, desktops, or just about any Web-enabled device.
- Content-driven: Delivers content relevant to each user, in a way that is compelling to each user.
- Managed: Enables pages that can be updated, previewed, versioned, published, and rolled back
- Insightful: Offers in-place, real-time web page and channel delivery analyses based on web analytics page overlays.
- Integrated: Enables site designers to create web portal pages using HTML and web content, feeds, portlets, iWidgets, and more; cross-enterprise application integration, such as SAP.
- Extensible: Allows developers to extend existing or develop their own builders, capturing repeatable patterns for use by other developers within the team.
- Open: Supports open standards APIs making it easier for developers and designers to learn, integrate and leverage systems that rely on these same open standards.
To read the full release click here.