An excellent guide on getting started with IBM Connections Engagement Center is now available on DeveloperWorks. Head on over and check it out!
IBM Connections Engagement Center (ICEC) provides an easy way to build a social intranet by creating a portal-like experience using various out-of-the-box and custom widgets. ICEC does not have its own content store, but aggregates content from different backend systems. Mostly, IBM Connections is the back-end system, since it is the underlying foundation for a set of key ICEC services, such as user authentication and authorization, personalization, top-level navigation, and news.
The goal of this article is to explain basic ICEC concepts and get you started using it, to give you a basic foundation on which you can build in later development work. To do this, we’ll use an example Community called “Global Communications.”