We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Google and IBM team on gadgets

Office workers to enjoy integration of tools

IBM and Google unveiled new portlet software yesterday that will allow WebSphere portal users to integrate more than 4,000 Google Gadget services and utilities into the portal.

The new IBM Google Gadget Portlet, available in April, will allow companies to add gadgets like maps, to-do lists, product delivery tracking, driving directions and language translators to WebSphere Portal 6.0 and Portal Express systems for use on corporate desktops, according to IBM.

"We're trying to bust the barrier of things you do on the consumer side and things you do on the enterprise side," said Larry Bowden, IBM's vice president for portals and Web interaction services.

For example, “a gadget that provides driving directions to sales personnel visiting client sites can easily be added to their systems”, Bowden said. “At many companies, new employees are demanding tools like wikis, blogs and instant messaging that can be added using gadgets.”

Pulling the gadgets into the portal provides employees with access to these new collaborative tools while adding business features like security.


IDG UK Sites

Best iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deals: Find the best contract for your new iPad

IDG UK Sites

The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

IDG UK Sites

How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

IDG UK Sites

How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...