Enterprise dashboard implementation teams know that these business dashboards have always “mashed” together content from multiple sources. In fact, a big rationale for both enterprise dashboards and portals, is always the bringing together in a single view, content from sometimes far-flung systems across the enterprise.
What’s new in the current buzz about “mashups“, is the ease of bringing together content from target systems, both from your enterprise and from outside. This idea is not new (web services, syndicated feeds, sharing webparts in Sharepoint, etc), but this current ease of use (as seen in all those web 2.0 applications) is now making its way to enterprise dashboards.
The “Winter 07” of salesforce.com has mashup capability as you see from this screenshot. I can tell right away that the salesforce.com dashboard now has some business objectcs xcelsius components. See this article about the salesforce.com mashup.
As soon as some Dashboard Spies get me some screenshots of their mash-dashes in action, I’ll post them here for all you other enterprise dashboard fanatics.
Tags: Mash Dash, enterprise dashboard, enterprise dashboards 2.0, dashboard design, business, enterprise mashup, business intelligence
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