JackBe, a maker of enterprise mashup software, has announced version 3.0 of its enterprise mashup platform, Presto. The new version enables developers to build enterprise app stores.
JackBe, a maker of enterprise mashup software, has announced
version 3.0 of its enterprise mashup platform, Presto.
A key feature of the new release is that it provides a
platform for creating internal enterprise application stores, JackBe officials
said. In addition, Presto 3.0 features a visual toolset for creating secure
enterprise applications. In short, Presto 3.0 gives business users the power to
create and the freedom to choose the apps they make, share and use, JackBe
officials said in a July 7 press announcement.
"Enterprise app stores are the next frontier of business
user productivity and self-service empowerment. Making it simple and safe for
users to create and share business apps is what every organization wants," said
John Crupi, chief technology officer at JackBe, in a statement. "Presto
3.0 puts powerful app-building tools in the hands of tech-savvy business users
and ultimately gives them tremendous freedom to find and share enterprise
information safely whenever, wherever and with whomever they work."
Indeed, Crupi said JackBe's visual tools make it easy for
non-developers to create enterprise apps, share them with other enterprise
users through the app store, and deploy them to enterprise destination such as
portals, SharePoint, iGoogle and mobile devices.
JackBe officials said Presto 3.0 also includes enhancement
to: Wires, the popular visual mashup-making tool; Mashboard, a new App assembly
and wiring tool; and Mashup Sites for SharePoint, an advanced SharePoint add-on
that mashes SharePoint Lists and publishes apps as SharePoint WebParts.
"The timely, personalized information provided by Apps makes
users and customers more productive in their work and more effective in their
decision-making," said Mirko Minnich, CTO and senior vice president of Elsevier
Health Sciences. "And the App Store accelerates innovation through
quick-to-market App offerings and allows employees and customers to customize
the way in which they use information products. I believe every enterprise will
ultimately adopt the App Store as the primary model for delivering information
in the future."
JackBe will be making a cloud-based Developer Edition of
Presto 3.0 available to all members of its Mashup Developer Community
(www.jackbe.com/dev); registration in the Community is free and includes
tutorials, samples, and support forums.
Meanwhile, JackBe is hosting free online learning sessions
about Enterprise Apps on Tuesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 29. Interested
parties can register for "Power and Freedom with Your Own Enterprise Apps and