The Data Web at Workfor Business
In This Chapter
Checking out the data web between business systems
Understanding how the Semantic Web helps with data sharing
Choosing to work with Semantic Web technologies
Seeing a future that includes low-cost ways to link important data
’ve been building and selling semantic technology for businesses since2001. I know first-hand how difficult it is to sell the Semantic Web visionto profit-minded businesses keyed into bottom-line results. This chapter isa comprehensive examination of top business and chief information officer(CIO) issues with a focus on how the Semantic Web can help. Asset-mindedprofessionals should want to know they can preserve and protect their mostvaluable capital investments — data.What’s the big deal about the Semantic Web for businesses? The SemanticWeb enables businesses to start creating their own webs of universal dataconnections throughout all their corporate data, content, and documents.This chapter describes the capability of Semantic Web technologies. Youfind out how businesses currently manage their data-handling needs andhow Semantic Web technologies can work with the systems already in placeto offer IT solutions that are cheaper to implement and easier to expand andmaintain.