IBM announced new features for its portal management platform with the release of WebSphere Portal 6.1.5 and its Lotus Connections social software. With Lotus Web Content Management, companies can quickly create, maintain, and deliver business content across intranet and portal sites. The new version features templates that give users access to new capabilities such as blogs and wikis, along with improved integration with IBM FileNet, Content Manager, and Lotus Quickr.
IBM also highlighted a Government-to-Business portal template, which can be tailored to help constituents quickly locate and navigate through business services and other information. The template is designed to allow government agencies to quickly set up and manage business information portals, and features Web 2.0 functionality to help agencies directly engage their constituents through social networking tools.