IBM unveils enterprise mash-up portfolio


IBM unveils enterprise mash-up portfolio

Antony Savvas

IBM has unveiled a mash-up portfolio for business use, allowing individuals to create situational applications, or mash-ups, to help them do their jobs more effectively.

IBM has created a mash-up portfolio to help all types of individual users and teams get the information they need. The portfolio is centered around two products, IBM Mashup Center and WebSphere sMash.

IBM Mashup Center allows non-technical users to drag and drop mash-up components from personal, enterprise and web sources to create, deploy and share customised web applications, said the supplier.

In addition to ease of use, the product also includes the management, security and governance capabilities that IT departments require. IBM Mashup Center is going into beta later this month.

IBM WebSphere sMash is a development environment for the technical developer.

WebSphere sMash provides an agile development environment that supports various scripting languages and enables rapid aggregation of disparate services and feeds.

IBM WebSphere sMash can be used to create widgets for IBM Mashup Center, IBM said.

A developer's version of WebSphere sMash will continue to be available from Project Zero as a free download, and the commercial platform will be sold on a per-license basis, and will be available in the second quarter direct from IBM and its partners.

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