IBM Connections is a leading business social network platform. Connections empowers people to confidently share knowledge beyond traditional organizational boundaries, allowing organizations to engage the right people, accelerate innovation, and deliver results.
SharePoint is a common platform of choice for intranets and portals in many organizations. It is one of the portals used as a window to all of an organization’s information providing access to organizational knowledge, which is often stored in many enterprise systems, and a collaborative social environment such as Connections, which often incubates new ideas that are ultimately incorporated into the organizational system of record.
Our IBM Connections Connector was specifically developed for IBM Connections, establishing a secure connection to the Connections application and mapping the content including metadata and attachments from the Connections schema to the search engine schema. It then extracts content and feeds it to the search engine in a process called crawling. It supports multiple intranets and portals, as well as several search engines including SharePoint Search and Azure Search.