My speed notes from the speed geeking sessions are all on paper, so I’ll have to transcribe them later. In the meantime, however, I’m at the next session on enterprise mashups.
This was a bit slow-moving; I blame that on the post-lunch energy dip and the frenzy of speed-geeking that wore everyone out.
We talked around a number of subjects:
- Enterprise mashups have a focus on multiple data sources, especially unstructured data, acting in part as a replacement for manual cut-and-paste.
- Current IT development methodologies are not sufficiently agile to develop mashups, leading to the discussion about whether enterprise mashups should be done outside of IT: are mashups the next generation of end-user computing, replacing Excel and Access applications created by the business units? If so, who’s responsible for the result of the mashup, and for the underlying data sources?
- The current IT environment tends to be command+control, and doesn’t lend itself to enabling mashups to occur in the business units. They need to unlearn scarcity of computing resources, and learn abundance.
- What’s the boundary between EAI and mashups? What’s the boundary between business processes and social collaboration?