IBM Mashup Center: A solution for spreadsheet overload
Are you getting overwhelmed by the number of spreadsheets being sent to you?
Currently, many business users spend too much time collecting, combining, consolidating, and distributing data when they use spreadsheets as their primary information distribution system. I have written a developerWorks article along with my colleague, Chris Gruber, which describes how IBM Mashup Center can be used to ease the burden of "spreadsheet overload". Turning spreadsheet data into data feeds allows the information to be easily used by enterprise mashups applications. The developerWorks article, "IBM Mashup Center: A Solution for Spreadsheet Overload", describes a use case in which a sales manager consolidates data from her staff and then tailors that data into a personalized dashboard using IBM Mashup Center.
Update: Scott Laningham just created an IBM developerWorks podcast where he asked me a few questions about this article and the growth of mashups on the web and in the enterprise. Feel free to listen and let me know what you think.
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