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2017 Liferay Symposium: Liferay Product Road Map

Ed Chung, VP Product Management, presented the product road map at the 2017 Liferay Symposium. There are three pillars of the road map that Liferay considers in their approach: Unify customer experiences Transform business operations Evolve your digital strategy Unify Customer Experiences Key drivers to delivering the customer experiences are: Understand what customers are doing […]

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Planning a Liferay DXP Upgrade

Ed Han, lead consultant from Liferay, Inc., presented a session at the 2017 Liferay Symposium on best practices for upgrading to Liferay DXP. There are essentially four broad questions that should be asked when planning and starting an upgrade: Why upgrade? What is an upgrade? What are the risks? What is the plan? Why upgrade? […]

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Liferay Symposium 2017 Keynote

Bryan Cheung, CEO of Liferay, kicked off the Liferay Symposium 2017 keynote in Austin, TX. At a high level, the messaging was that Liferay has been listening to customers and transforming with the industry to modernize their products and stay relevant as digital transformation continues across all customers. During the past five years, customers have […]

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7 Ways to Maximize ROI on your Digital Experience Investment

At IBM Amplify 2017, I gave a presentation on 7 ways to maximize ROI on your digital experience investment.  The presentation was geared mostly towards IBM Digital Experience / WebSphere Portal but the concepts apply to virtually any digital experience platform and are aligned with Perficient’s take on Digital Transformation. The presentation is shared below […]

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Liferay Symposium 2016 – Building for the Cloud

Bratt Swaim, Technical Consulting Manager of Liferay, Inc., presented “Building for the Cloud – Architecting Liferay in IaaS/PaaS Environments.  The session provided the approach, techniques, considerations and best practices for deploying Liferay to Amazon Web Services (AWS.) The highlights follow. When does moving to the cloud make sense? The following are drivers that are scenarios […]

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2016 Liferay Symposium – 7 Habits of Highly Successful Liferay Projects

Nathan Shaw, technical managing consultant of Liferay, Inc., presented “7 Habits of Highly Successful Liferay Projects” at the 2016 Liferay Symposium.  The presentation was influenced by the best-selling book “7 Habits of Highly Successful People.”  The highlights follow. 1) Be Proactive Be proactive and not reactive. Learn what Liferay can do Stay informed via Liferay […]

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2016 Liferay Symposium – Customer Loyalty is Dead

Henry Nakamura, Senior Customer Experience Manager of Liferay, presented Liferay’s perspective on customer experience at the 2016 Liferay Symposium in the session “Customer Loyalty is Dead.”  The session focused on stressing the importance of customer experience and how Liferay can help you. The amount of data available today drives impacts overall experience, not just price […]

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Why Social Needs to be Part of Your Portal

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, […]

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IBM Digital Experience Conf: Developing Portlets Using JQuery

jQuery is one of the most pervasive scripting libraries in use today. The session “Developing Portlets Using Javascript and JQuery for Engaging Digital Experiences” by Stephan Hesmer, Web 2.0 Architect, IBM and  Jaspreet Singh, Rational Tools Architect, IBM provided good insight as to how to leverage jQuery in IBM WebSphere Portal. First, a couple of […]

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IBM XDX – What’s New in WebSphere Portal and IBM WCM 8.5

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 […]

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IBM XDX – What's New in WebSphere Portal and IBM WCM 8.5

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 […]

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Advanced Performance Tuning for WebSphere Portal

Every customer I’ve worked with expects portal to perform well as it should.  This inevitably requires tuning throughout every aspect of the solution deployed.  There are a lot of knobs to turn, levers to pull and buttons to push during the tuning phase ranging from caching to pooling to JVM settings and much more.  The […]

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Considering Open Source Options for Your Portal Solution?

Potential WebSphere Portal customers often consider whether they should leverage an open source technology or purchase a leading horrizontal portal product such as WebSphere Portal.  The 2013 IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference had a session titled “Considering Open Source Options for Your Exceptional Web Experience Solution?: Explore TCO and How Free” delivered by Robert Lezon, […]

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2013 IBM Exceptional Web Experience Opening General Session

The 2013 IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference takes place from 5/20 to 5/23 and was kicked off by a Larry Bowden, Vice President, Portals and Digital Experience Software,  with a overview of the progression of portals from 2001 to 2013.  The session focused on IBM’s digital experience direction and how various technologies and concepts are […]

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Social Web Experiences at the Web Experience Conference

The IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference session “Social Web Experiences leveraging the Power of IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal” was delivered by Mac Guidera, Social Business Evangelist, IBM and  Jon Brunn, IBM Connection Architect, IBM.  The session focused on bringing WebSphere Portal and Connections together in a single cohesive solution leveraging the capabilities of both […]

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The Mobile Workspace – Connect, Share, Collaborate and Collide

The Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit 2013 provided an intriguing panel discussion called  “The Mobile Workspace – Connect, Share, Collaborate and Collide.”  The attendees included  Ken Parmelee – mobile and wireless, Karen Hobert – security and risk strategy consultant, Mike Gotta – social software analyst  and Daryl Plummer of Gartner.  The discussion was lively […]

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IBM Connections Metrics

Miguel Estrada and Nan Shi presented the session Getting the Most Value Out of Metrics in IBM Connections 4 at IBM Connect 2013.  Metrics and analytics are critical to understanding your customer, employee and partner behavior and interactions.  Some of the key points in the session include: Metrics Overview Connections provides quantitative and qualitative metrics […]

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WebSphere Portal Content Template Catalog IV

At Connect 2013 I attended Chris Berry’s and Mark Hampton’s session titled Deliver Rich, Multi-Channel Websites in Minutes with IBM Web Content Manager Content Template Catalog (CTC.)  The CTC  is a large set of predefined templates and content that provides a fully populated content driven site in portal 8 which can be used as is […]

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Florida Blue: Maximizing ROI with WebSphere Portal

Lisa Crawford from Florida Blue (formerly Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL) presented an excellent session at IBM Connect 2013 on the evolution of their portal platform and the ROI they have received over they years.  I’ve worked with Lisa on a number of projects and the work she leads implementing IBM solutions is one […]

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Multi-Channel Websites with RAD, WebSphere Portal and Worklight

The session at IBM Connect 2013 Create Multi-Channel Websites with Rational Application Developer (RAD,) IBM WebSphere Portal and Worklight, covered many of the latest tools and techniques for developing multi-channel applications.  A multi-channel application is one that supports multiple client platforms most often multiple mobile devices and traditional browsers.  Much of this session focuses on […]

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