In this example, we show how a customization of navigation can be, when integrated with IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. We show a simple example without the technical details to provide you an idea of what is possible today.
The integration of a user interface (UI) providing Cloud service always raises the question: "How can I ensure that the Cloud service integrates with my existing web user interface?". Usually, there are three options :
- No integration
- Branding options on the integrated Cloud Service
- Integration at the browser level
One of the options possible with IBM SmartCloud for Social Business is to embed either the customer owned application into the SmartCloud Navigation or to replace the SmartCloud Navigation with a customer defined version. In the following example, we focus on the replacement option.
The figures below show the Smarter Workforce Talent Suite UI that is a combination of the SmartCloud for Social Business user interface and elements of a WebSphere Portal hosted user interface. In this scenario, the WebSphere Portal is the integration platform that provides a common look and feel for users. The SmartCloud for Social Business fits into this environment by requesting those artefacts from WebSphere Portal.
The integration is happening at the browser level. The SmartCloud requests the additional artefacts from the WebSphere Portal environment to deliver a dynamic, customizable user interface.