January 23 2007
It got but a scant few minutes in yesterday's keynote, but it's become a fair bit of buzz. The WebSphere Portal Express 6.0 announcement has captured a bunch of attention, including a sold out breakout session earlier today. Perhaps part of the reason is because it shows that IBM continues to focus on the SMB market, including a whole new section of the website: ibm.com/lotus/smb. There's a great little 9 minute video on that site called "Business on the Rise", and my colleagues in the SMB team have been pretty jazzed all day about all this stuff. Nice work by Steve, Bethann, and the team.