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IBM Unveils WebSphere Portal For SMBs

IBM's recently shipped WebSphere Portal Server bundles content and document management and includes collaborative perks.

Unlike IBM's Express portal offering, WebSphere Portal Server is full featured, said John Caffrey, program director for IBM WebSphere Portal and content management products.

"It has the same core portal engine as the flagship WebSphere Portal Enable product, with portal, personalization and aggregation of applications [as well as] document management built in. And it also packages up Web content management functionality," Caffrey said.

"We have not announced a version 6 of WebSphere Portal Express," he added. "We've said publicly we would bring Workplace Services Express and WebSphere Portal Express together, but we didn't say when."

IBM's Express products are pared down for simplicity and easy installation, which meant taking away a lot of options, according to Caffrey.

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