IBM Mashup Center - Using StrikeIron Data Services
There is a growing need for business users to have tools available which allow them to create business applications without having to always get their IT departments or other professional programmers involved to create it. Business users also need to have an abundance of reliable data services to access when creating and using applications. IBM Mashup Center is a good tool in which business users can create their own situational applications that satisfy their particular business needs.
I created a You Tube video which illustrates how Mashup Center can be used to easily create a business application using web services supplied from IBM's Business Partner, StrikeIron. StrikeIron provides over 100 live data sources and business functions over the web so they provide a good place to start when considering data services to use within a business application. This video first instructs users how to access the Lotus Greenhouse web site, then how to start Lotus Mashups (which is a component of IBM Mashup Center), and then utilize StrikeIron's Zip Code Information and Census Information services within an application.
IBMjStart Emerging TechnologiesDevelopment Manager