Online Collaboration Pilot

November 29, 2007

IEEE is currently using a hosted solution for 159 on-line communities supporting about 27,000 members. The general perception is that the product is too complex and not intuitive to use.

IEEE is seeking to implement a next generation On-line Community solution set to address these perceived shortcomings.  To that end, IEEE has engaged a third-party to help develop and host a Community Portal Pilot based on state-of-the¬art technology solutions from IBM including WebSphere Portal, Sametime, Lotus Connections and Quickr.

If the Pilot phase is deemed successful, a hosted Production phase could commence as per IEEE’s timeframe.

We need your help. We are seeking users for this pilot. Responsibilities would be to use the tools and give honest feedback to improve the solution set.

Target start date for the pilot is 1/15/2008. Might be sooner.