I’ve been knee deep in sales references today (always a good problem to have) and during the course of several conversations with customers came across some fodder for today’s blog.
Specifically, we were talking mashups. It seems there has been genuine interest in being a leading provider of enterprise mashup tools as organizations begin getting serious about applying them to make the development of Web-based applications faster, less costly, and more intuitive.
But before that happens, one significant open question continues to be how long it will take for rapidly evolving mashup techniques to move into enterprises, which have been slower to adopt such developments as the world of the consumer Web.
But with vendors starting to really focus on high-quality Web parts and open APIs, especially in the last couple of years, it’s offered some compelling sourcing options for enterprise mashups, especially when taken in the context of service-orientated architectures (SOA). I think when you combine that with the consumer Web’s intensive focus on ease-of-use to gain adoption (always a major problem with the deployment of business solutions), vendors are paving the road for the cost effective assembly of software mashups.