IBM aims to connect corporate mashups and business intelligence

IBM on Tuesday launched a mashup service for its Cognos 8 business intelligence suite.The offering, dubbed IBM Cognos 8 Mashup Service, is an application programming interface (API) that can expose content from Cognos 8 as a Web service.

IBM on Tuesday launched a mashup service for its Cognos 8 business intelligence suite.

The offering, dubbed IBM Cognos 8 Mashup Service, is an application programming interface (API) that can expose content from Cognos 8 as a Web service. That corporate data can then be used in other applications and mashups.

In a nutshell, the business intelligence data can be portable to  human resources, procurement and sales management applications. Think exporting a business intelligence or analytics report to a widget.

Meanwhile, IBM has updated its Mashup Center to include the following:

  • New data sources via integration points with Microsoft SharePoint, WebSphere MQ and FileNet.
  • Better security and governance. IBM said that its Mashup Center can now filter malicious content and unwanted widgets. IBM added that the Mashup Center is compliant with Federal security standards.
  • Mashup library tools. The Mashup Center allows businesses to create collections of apps to share.
  • Widget tools via a browser-based tool.

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