To Talk of Many Things
The time has come the walrus said . . .
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How to build an RSS digital dashboard using Manila and Radio (a low tech approach). The concept is simple. In addition to getting new posts from news sites and other weblogs, RSS feeds can contain data from corporate systems. Sales data, financial data, supply data, data from partner systems, etc. Using this method, employees could get up to the minute data from multiple applications on a single webpage — a personal digital dashboard.
So, for example, I could be a sales manager at a Fortune 500 company. I want to track information available to me from multiple corporate applications, and I don't want to run the client software for each app on my desktop. I only want the data. So, in order to offer employees better access to data, the IT department is convinced to spend a couple of days to create granular RSS feeds for the main corporate apps (CRM, ERP, financial, etc.). Here is what the feed could look like:
Sale: Customer name: Proctor and Gamble, Date: June 12, 2002, Amount: $2.3 m, Made by: Tom Durst, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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