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How to integrate cloud data into a dashboard (using web services)

developmentDo you remember back when cloud computing was a new trend? Back then, most businesses ran their software on-premise. Cloud computing was viewed as a security risk and many doubted whether or not it would ever see mass adoption.

Fast forward to the present and cloud computing has most definitely experienced mass adoption. Most businesses these days use multiple cloud services/applications in their day-to-day operations.

In fact, businesses rely so heavily on cloud apps and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) they now face a growing challenge: Their data resides in multiple places. How can they pull data from their disparate cloud apps into a single place for reporting and analytics?

It’s easier than you might think. We just created a video that shows you how quickly you can integrate cloud data (from multiple sources) into a single dashboard using the m-Power Development Platform. In this video, we show you how to:

– pull data out of cloud applications (using web services),
– create web apps and reports over that data,
– and combine those apps and reports into a dashboard.

You can watch the video below:

Do you want to see a solution like this in your company? Setup an m-Power demo here.

Video: How to create a RESTful API in 5 minutes

developmentIn our last article, we explored some big advantages of web APIs. From improving the customer experience to streamlining processes, web services and APIs truly hold plenty of potential.

The big questions: If your business isn’t using web services or APIs right now, where do you start? How do you create them? How long does it take?

We just created a video that answers these questions and goes through the whole process using the m-Power Development Platform. In this video, we walk you through the creation of a RESTful API and even set up a basic web app to consume the data. You might be surprised by how easy it can be. You can watch the video below.