IBM has long had a Solutions Catalog or application store, which includes portlets and other code for their products. Some solutions are free from IBM and others, while some solutions you have to purchase. You can look at the Solutions Catalog here.
In addition to the Solutions Catalog, IBM is now offering what they call Fast Track solutions. The idea here is to “deliver web experience features and solutions to existing Web Experience implementations as soon as they become available.” IBM’s Fast Track site (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/genservers/portal/fasttrack/) says that Fast Track:
- Eliminates the need to wait for the next major web experience release(s) to get new features
- May be added to most existing deployments without requiring a migration/upgrade
- Speeds availability of the latest Social, Mobile, Analytics, Content, Integration, and more, web experience software assets
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So what’s available in the Fast Track? Below are the solutions you can download and implement in your existing Web Experience (i.e. Portal/Connections) systems:
- Web Content Manager Home Page 7.0
- Content Templates Catalog 3.0
- IBM Web Content Manager Multilingual
- IBM WebSphere Portal Mobile Experience
- Web Application Bridge
- WSRP 2.0 Producer for WAS 8.0
- WebSphere Portal Integrator for SAP
- IBM Connections Portlets
- WebSphere Portal OpenID Authentication
- Unified Task List Portlet
- Lotus Sametime Proxy Server Upgrade
- Solution Installer for WebSphere Portal
- Rule-based User Groups
- Industry Templates for Insurance Self Service, Retail Vendor Onboarding, Healthcare Patient Portal, Retail Banking, and Government Self Service
All of these solutions are available through the Solutions Catalog. Fast Track is a nice way to organize them into one place.