Oracle WebCenter: Finding the Information You Need
By Kellsey Ruppel on Mar 28, 2011
We've talked in previous weeks about the key goals of the new release of WebCenter are to provide a Modern User Experience, unparalleled Application Integration, converging all the best of the existing portal platforms into WebCenter and deliver a Common User Experience Architecture. We've also provided an overview of Oracle WebCenter and discussed some of the other key goals in previous weeks. This week, we'll focus on how the new release of Oracle WebCenter enables you to find the information you need.
We recently talked with Alan Baer, Product Management Director at Oracle, around this topic. Starting with the most direct path to finding information, in the new PS3 release we've simply made search better and more relevant. Specifically, the top results are now the items people use most and like best. And the author "facet" you can use to refine your search results now emphasizes the people who've contributed the most useful items.
We've enhanced the social functions of WebCenter that can be central to helping you find information. WebCenter can now recommend connections to people, as well as Spaces you may want to belong to or specific items similar to the ones you've expressed an interest in. An improved activity stream gives you an easy way to monitor what's going on with the people and topics you care about, and also to interact by sharing, liking, and commenting. This way, you can be aware of the information you need before you need it.
Because most people are on the go, we've introduced a mobile iPhone application and enhanced the plug-ins for Microsoft Office and Outlook. These bring the content and social connections you've established in WebCenter directly to where you need it. For example, in Outlook you can simply drag an item in a space onto a message as an attachment, without even leaving Outlook to find the item.
Be sure to keep checking back this week as we discuss more ways in which Oracle WebCenter enables you to Find the Information You Need.