IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access 4.3

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IBM Pervasive Computing

May 2003

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WebSphere Everyplace Access 4.3


Making A Quantum Leap In Mobile Computing

Chan Chung Kit


IBM Pervasive Computing

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| April 2003 |

© 2003 IBM Corporation

Today’s Mobile Business Imperatives

1.
Point
-
to
-
point architecture with
single function capability

2.
Multiple vendors required

3.
Network, system and device
dependencies

4.
Relatively isolated silos of
wireless functionality



Early Approach

1.
Single platform with multi
-
function capabilities

2.
Single vendor simplicity

3.
No lock
-
ins to a network or
device vendor

4.
Common J2EE application,
integration and portal
framework



Next Generation

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Point
-
To
-
Point Nightmare

Pager

PDA/phone

WAP Phone

WiFi

GPRS

CDMA

Database

Warehouse

Siebel

email

Task Lists

Calendar

Contacts

PDA

GSM

SAP

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Next Generation Infrastructure

Devices

Enterprise
Apps

Networks

Notes +
Exchange

WebSphere

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Intelligent Notification = Adaptive Business

Alert and Respond

WEA is at the heart of Adaptive Business.

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Value Proposition

Device Management

Automate install
-

maintenance of software on device

Instant Messaging

Real
-
time communication tool for mobile workers

Location Services


Enhance mobile applications with location information

Intelligent Notification

Push business alerts to mobile employees

Synchronization

Access data when disconnected from the network

Administration & Security

Leverage WebSphere Application and Portal Server security



Mobile workers increase productivity while in the field



Streamline business process cycle, which lowers cost to serve customers



Immediate access to information improves customer satisfaction, responsiveness
and order accuracy

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Developer Tools

Application Server

Device Management

Location Services

Administration & Security

Synchronization

Instant Messaging

Intelligent Notification

Enterprise

Apps

Workflow

Integration

Hub

External

Internal

Web

Services

Notes/Exchange

Enterprise/DB

XML Feeds

Business Integrator

Portal Server

Connectivity

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Intelligent Notification


Push business
notifications to mobile
workers


Instant Messaging



Full Sametime awareness
and chat on PDA device

Synchronization



Server push of e
-
mail/PIM



Database synchronization



Offline web forms

Location Services



Driving directions, mapping,
areas of local interest

Administration & Security



Authenticate and authorize
users



Uses existing directories

Device Management



Manage software on mobile
device

Application Server



Scalability, security, availability


Java and Web Services



Thin client
browser phone



Thick client PDA
or PDA/phone

Connectivity



Wired or wireless network


Connected or disconnected


WECM for VPN & network roaming

Developer Tools



Adds offline, mobile tools to
WebSphere Studio



Leverage existing skills

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WEA 4.3 Features

Enhanced
Services


Location Services


Instant messaging


Device
management


Intelligent
Notification


Enhanced
Device
Support



E
-
mail
Enhancements


E
-
mail push


E
-
mail
attachments


Filtering


Meeting invitations


Pocket PC


Palm OS


Linux


SyncML devices


Browser phones

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Transaction Pathways & App Development


WEA features deep integration to applications and workflows



This is accomplished through
3 transaction pathways:

1.

Device > Mobile Portlets > App

2.

Device > Mobile DB2e > Database

3.

Device > * Mobile MQe > App



Bringing distinct advantages:

1.
Applications are available even when out of network coverage

2.
Leverage existing integration tools (WebSphere Portal, WebSphere MQ Series)

3.
Choice of thin client vs. thick client implementations

Integration Hub

App 1

App 2

App 3

* MQe is an additional component

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Mobile Portlets

WEA Client

WEA

SAP

Siebel

PeopleSoft

Other apps



WEA Client extends portlets to PDA and browser
-
phone class devices and
synchronizes pages for offline access



Choose mobile portlet integration to extend WebSphere Portal applications to
mobile, disconnected devices



Benefits: Thin client reduces development effort by keeping business logic and
data on server

Portal

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This portlet contains the
Service Task List.

Extending an enterprise portal to expedite field service

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The portlets are
rendered as icon on a
Pocket PC, saving
bandwidth and space

Opening the Service
Task portlet reveals
uncompleted tasks

And the details of
each job

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Mobile Database

DB2e

WEA

Oracle

Sybase

DB2

Domino



Relational data synchronized to small footprint database on device



Choose database synchronization mobile workers, using PDA or PDA/phone
devices, who need offline access to data



Benefit: robust applications for the PDA device, making offline workers more
productive

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Mobile Messaging with MQe

MQe

Applications

Databases

WEA

Enterprise

Apps

Workflow

Integration

Hub

WBI



Guaranteed, secure delivery of business transactions to mobile devices via
small footprint transactional messaging



Mobile messaging for devices that are intermittently connected … and for
transactions that must be confirmed in real time



Benefit: assured transactions and responses (orders and ship date response)

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WebSphere Everyplace Access Tools



Value: Improve productivity through extensions to WebSphere tools




Everyplace Toolkit for WebSphere Studio



WebSphere Studio plug
-
ins for mobile application development



Multi device authoring


create content for most device markups from a single source



Develop, test and debug portlets for PDA class devices using integrated emulators



Leverage WebSphere Portal capabilities



Portlet builder


wizard to construct portlets with minimal coding



Portlet Catalog provides a variety of portal solutions which include integration to
Siebel, SAP, Peoplesoft and other applications




WebSphere Studio Device Developer



Used to write mobile database or mobile messaging applications for J2ME




DB2 Everyplace Mobile Application Builder



Rapid application developer for database synchronization applications, without writing
code

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Intelligent Notification


Users subscribe to
Intelligent Notification using
My Subscriptions portlet




Notifications delivered via
SMS, Lotus Sametime,
SMTP (e
-
mail), custom
channel


Value: Targeted business alerts
across multiple channels

ƒ
Order status

ƒ
Inventory levels

ƒ
Equipment breakdown

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Location Services


Value: Enhance mobile applications by
adding location information



WEA framework integrates with providers of
location information


WEA developers can easily add the following
information to mobile applications:

ƒ
Driving directions

ƒ
Mapping information

ƒ
Areas of local interest

ƒ
Translate between address and geographic
coordinate

ƒ
Location of mobile device


Device location information from service
provider or directly from enterprise
devices such as WiFi or GPS

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New User Interface



Application list with unique live information
such as number of unread messages



Start application by tapping the icon



Check network status and sync status

Network status indicator
and for automatic sync

Connected

Sync running

Disconnected

Tools shortcut

Application
shortcuts

Application Category
selection

Application Information field

New item indicator

Last successful update





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Synchronization Services


Value: Access to data when disconnected from the
network means higher productivity in the field



E
-
mail/PIM sync

Notes and Exchange servers

Attachments and filtering

Real
-
time server push of e
-
mail


Relational database sync

DB2 Everyplace small footprint relational database on mobile
device

Syncs to JDBC database server


Offline web

Cache web pages on mobile device

Users submit web forms, even when disconnected

Forms submitted to web server via synchronization


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Instant Messaging


Value: Real
-
time communication for mobile workers



WEA client integrates to Lotus Sametime server, providing:

ƒ
Awareness

ƒ
Messaging



Integrates with INS as another channel

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Device Management Services


Value: Reduce support costs by automating the installation and
maintenance of software on mobile devices



WEA provides the ability to:

ƒ
Install and configure WEA services on a new user's device with just a URL,
userid and password


Configuration options are set by administrator, making installation easy
for business users

ƒ
Install software on device

ƒ
Inventory software and device settings

ƒ
Configure device settings

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Feature

IBM

WEA

MSFT

MIS

Sybase

iAnywhere

ORCL

9i ASw

RIM

Blackberry

SUN

Sun ONE

Intelligent
Notification








limited



limited





Server
-
initiated
action (synch, etc.)











e
-
mail



Lotus Notes support













IM & Awareness



Sametime











Location Awareness













Lightweight client
database













Offline Forms













Client
-
based

Email Filtering













Device support













Direct X
-
Application
Hub Integration



WBI











Competitive Overview



= limited, non existent or 3
rd

party derived

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Why Customers Are Choosing IBM

“Reducing our average parts turn
-
around time by one day could
save us $15 million dollars in inventory.


Not only are we becoming more responsive to our customers, we are saving big dollars for the Air Force and
avoiding grounding multi
-
million dollar weapon systems needed by the war fighters.”


Myron Anderson, Provisional IT Director, Hill AFB

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New Customers



Streamline parts pipeline



Real
-
time tracking



High security



Faster train information



Better customer services



Additional retail sales



Conversion of legacy app



Higher reliability



Lower support costs

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Momentum With Palm


Palm code incorporated into
WEA for Palm


Engineering support for Palm GUI components


Joint UI design and QA teams


Device compatibility testing for pre
-
release
hardware

Joint Engineering and

Development Effort

WEA for Palm

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Key Partners Add Value

Partnership for customers requiring RIM devices.


Bell Labs providing assurance testing against Sprint
-
Verizon
networks. Important validation of solution offerings.

PCS Vision service, with astounding 144 Kbs data rate,
Bundle includes air card and 90 days free.

Mobile Workbench for MRO (Maintenance, Repair,
Overhaul), logistics, inventory and inspection/audit


Zaurus device runs WEA. State
-
of
-
the
-
art user interface,
speed and capabilities.

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Why Analysts Are Choosing IBM


IBM ranks first

among the enablers of enterprise mobile
computing solutions. The company incorporates its Web services
and
integration vision

within its pervasive computing solutions.”


Yankee Group. March 2003.

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