Mashups for Business, New Lotus Connections
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Lotusphere continues to release a rolling drumbeat of announcements and news.
Yesterday, it was an early preview of IBM Lotus Mashups (did you ever think you'd see an official IBM product named "Mashup???"), which allows non-technical users to easily build enterprise mashups.
IBM Lotus Mashups includes several components, including a browser-based tool that helps provide easy assembly of new mashups; some out-of-the-box, business-ready widgets; a catalog for finding and sharing widgets and mashups; and a builder for widgets that can access enterprise systems.
IBM also announced a new version of its Lotus Connections software (v. 2.0), whcih includes a new homepage built atop the Lotus mashup technology, and which can aggregate and filter social data from all five of Lotus Connections' services.
Lotus also updated its community component in Lotus Connections, with planned enhancements that link discussion forums and leading wiki services from SocialText, Atlassian, and IBM Lotus Quickr.
Learn more about these new technologies here.
Wikis, widgets and mashups, oh my!