Beginning with the release of IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager V8.5, the IBM Digital Experience (DX) technical leads delivered a steady stream of cumulative feature and fixpack (CF) releases that you apply to DX solutions. These CF packages add valuable new features and enhancements to your deployments and all updates are carried forward to subsequent CF releases.
At the end of last year we released version 9 of our IBM Digital Experience, IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM Web Content Manager software. Among other features version 9 supports IBM WebSphere Application Server version 9 and integration with IBM Watson Content Hub. If you are on version 8.5 it is a very simple procedure to move to version 9 and you can even stay on WebSphere Application Server 8.5 if required.
The IBM Digital Experience CF08 has new features to jumpstart theme creation and allow easier customization. The Theme Development Tools are a new platform for web developers which allows for easy theme creation. The new Simple theme template provides a responsive HTML5 based starting point with multiple patterns for navigation and footer. These features will help you create a compelling client experience and deploy in less time.
After launching Digital Experience on Cloud, today we are revising the product line-up to make the existing products more attainable and also to launch a new single-environment offering. This new part, which provides a single Portal & WCM cluster, is perfect for lower-volume sites, prototyping, and pre-production activity. And of course we’re keeping the same simple all-inclusive subscription model, so you can get started faster and cheaper than ever before and still scale up as your business needs grow.
I’m delighted to announce that, right at the end of 2014 we launched two new products, our very first digital experience in the cloud. These are called:
IBM Digital Experience on Cloud, and
IBM Digital Experience Plus on Cloud
For these products, we’ve opted to take a managed service approach. The idea is that customers can buy, for one monthly price, a whole set of Portal & WCM environments with all the software, hardware and operations required. It’s really simple – you focus on creating a great user experience, a wow factor, for your customers, and we focus on running it for you.