Posted 04/09/2010 - 12:08 by MiMi Levine
Why Enterprise Mashups Matter to You
As an added bonus to being a Mashup Developer Community member, we have published a two part whitepaper series explaining the value of Enterprise Mashup Platforms for the Executive and the Developer. We are offering these papers with no registration required as an added perk to being a member of a mashup focused community. Enjoy!
For the Executive: An Executive Perspective on the Strategic Value of Enterprise Mashups
Part I addresses the importance of Mashups to the executive and business user. Executives should be able to anticipate and respond to information needs proactively in constantly changing hyper-dynamic world. Enterprise Mashup Platforms (EMPs) enable an organization to quickly leverage the value of existing data securely across widely disparate sources, bringing information into tailored user interfaces, portals or platforms. The flexibility and the speed of this approach is critical to helping enterprises move to the future and rapidly build upon the applications they need to keep their business going.
Enterprise Mashup Platforms encourage cross-organizational collaboration because they extend the value of information by reusing and building upon existing mashups. Employers can share and publish mashups in order to syndicate the information across their business. Business managers can compile their own reports, while IT is responsible for security and governance of information. To read the complete executive whitepaper, click here,
For The Developer: Mashups in the Enterprise IT Environment
Part II addresses the impact that mashups have on application development, and the evolving relationship between IT and end users. Everyone has used mashups in some way or another. We call these Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mashups: For example, manually compiling information into Excel spreadsheets. Well, mashups are better, faster, easier, and more secure.
IT's new role, when it comes to mashups, is creating a safe and secure platform for Business Users to create and build mashups on their own, thus reducing backlog for IT folks. Business Users can pick and choose what they want to mash out of their organizations data silo at anytime. However, users only have access to data that they are authorized to see, making Enterprise Mashups significantly more secure than DIY mashups. Enterprise Mashups can also help an organization create an "App Store" of sorts, comprised of widgets that can be re-used and re-purposed by business users at anytime. To read the complete developer whitepaper, click here.