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IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the

example of a bar graph  or application. A typical example of this type of mashup is GIS mapping, where business markers and metrics may be placed on Google maps for a convenient single view of geographically-related corporate information. Dashboards, instead, combine different types of data-sometimes from more than one data source-by showing them in multiple panels on a single Web page. In turn, panels may also contain overlay mashups, for instance in the form of a GIS map. In the world of Web 2.0 and BI 2.0, mashups that are

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