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Mashups should be as easy as EXCEL Macros

In this post on WEb 2.0 and the Enterprise discussion, Jeff Clavier describes the impact of Web 2.0 on Enterprise. I like the way he articulates the relevant characteristics of Web 2.0.

  • Rich User Interface and User Experience, where simplicity and appealing design are definitely prominent
  • Architecture of participation, where users get involve in producing, commenting, rating, reviewing,…
  • Vertical applications and mash-ups, where functionality is segmented into specific applications that serve a limited purpose, is made available to other applications through web services, and can be remixed into mashups

We need to make building mashups as easy as scripting EXCEL macros. This will allow wider adoption, a bottom-up movement of useful applications in the enterprise.