Posts Tagged ‘enterprise’

Nokusa EI Partners with Firestring on Semantic Engine, Serendipity

IT Web recently reported, “Nokusa EI has established a partnership with Firestring – one of the most significant new information management tools to arrive in the enterprise space. ‘The system has huge potential in using the principals of social media for business,’ says Kotze. ‘What we do as humans is collaborate. While an organisation may exist in the sense of bricks and mortar, it’s the interaction of people that actually constitutes the work of the company. Firestring allows people in large organisations to interact instinctively and organically, and in addition, it brings information and people together through its semantic engine. The engine, Serendipity, automatically tags information on behalf of users, which means manual indexing to bring structure to information is no longer necessary’.” Read more

Linked Data: The Future of Data Integration

John Walker of NXP recently discussed Linked Data as the future of data integration in the enterprise. He writes, “The main business drivers for this have, so far, been mostly internal: how to ensure product data is available across internal systems in an easy-to-use and efficient manner. In many areas simple XML messages and other B2B standards are applicable, but within a portfolio of over 20,000 products across a broad variety of functions and technology it simply is not possible to describe the complex properties of an electronic component with a handful of standard XML elements. Also the tree-based XML DOM soon starts to become a limitation when dealing with a highly-interlinked web of information. The answer (as it turns out) is quite simple: think graph.” Read more

‘Enterprises Need the Semantic Web’

Lee Feigenbaum has written an article for CMS Wire arguing that the Semantic Web is the “technology of choice” for the modern enterprise. He writes, “For over a decade the Semantic Web has been maligned, misconstrued and misunderstood. It’s been overhyped by its supporters while its critics have hung the albatross of artificial intelligence around its neck. Even its successes have been understated, often coming with little fanfare and without the mindshare and hype surrounding other trends such as Web 2.0, NoSQL or Big Data. So I wouldn’t fault you in the slightest if you were surprised, confused or downright skeptical when I claim that the Semantic Web is emerging as the technology of choice for tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges in enterprise information management. This article is the first in a series that will introduce and explain Semantic Web technologies and their role in enterprise information management today.” Read more

SindiceTech Helps Enterprises Build Private Linked Data Clouds

Last week The Semantic Web Blog covered the launch of the SindiceTech Assisted SPARQL Editor as an open source project, noting that SparQLed also is part of SindiceTech’s commercial suite for large enterprises building private linked data clouds. This week, we’ll dive a little deeper into SindiceTech and its progress since the founders of the Sindice web of data search engine turned their attention to focusing on the commercial application of its technology as a real-time semantic warehousing infrastructure, which leverages cloud computing for integrating and normalizing the massive amounts of data the enterprise must deal with.

 

As SindiceTech founder and CEO Giovanni Tummarello explains, companies actually approached his team to help them make a reality of their visions to use RDF and SPARQL, as the best knowledge representation and querying technologies available, by providing the missing scalability and stability. Sindice.com was evidence that the technology the team had developed could answer these enterprises’ needs; currently there are about 700 million semantically marked-up web pages indexed in the Sindice.com search engine, with a live updated index of some 80 billion triples daily. Its database is over 5 terabytes.

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Explaining Semantic Technologies to the Enterprise

Lynda Moulton recently commented that over the last year the semantic web marketplace “has been increasingly active; new products emerge and discussion about what semantics might mean for the enterprise is constant. One thing that continues to strike me is the difficulty of explaining the meaning of, applications for, and context of semantic technologies. Those who embrace some concept of semantics are believers that search will benefit from ‘semantic technologies.’ What is less clear is how evangelists, developers, searchers and the average technology user can coalesce around the applications that will semantically enable enterprise search.” Read more

Arguing For Semantic Web Technologies

Mike Bergman recently wrote a strong defense for the Semantic Web, stating, “There have been some notable attempts of late to make elevator pitches for semantic technologies, as well as Lee Feigenbaum’s recent series on Are We Asking the Wrong Question? about semantic technologies. Some have attempted to downplay semantic Web connotations entirely and to replace the pitch with Linked Data (capitalized). These are part of a history of various ways to try to make a business case around semantic approaches.” Read more

Getting the ‘Best in Class’ Experience with Rummble Labs

A new provider of personalized recommendations technology, Rummble Labs recently announced the first phase of its launch. According to the release, “Rummble Labs provides a compelling solution that filters out all the “noise” and delivers only the most relevant, most accurate and most meaningful data, precisely at the moment most useful to the consumer.” Read more

Goldfire is Making Researcher’s Lives Easier

Invention Machine is doing their part to ease the woes of innovation workers. According to this article “up to 80% of research time (according to market research studies) is spent doing work that is similar to, if not the same, as work that has previously been done (often in one’s own organization), while only 2% of a researcher’s time is spent performing novel research.” Read more

Promising Predictions for Semantic Technology in Enterprise

In a recent article about the future of semantic technology, Luca Scagliarini gives his insight into the power of semantic web technologies, particularly with regard to enterprise. Scagliarini states, “Nowhere is there greater potential for semantic technology than in the enterprise, especially as companies increasingly understand the value and impact of critical information coming from outside the organization via social media outlets.”

He continues, “This information, in the form of unstructured data – comments on blogs and discussion forums, independent reviews, posts on Twitter, Facebook, etc. – has a great ability to influence the enterprise. It represents intelligence that, when coupled with internal data, can signal significant benefits for the bottom line.” Read more

Threat Management – Cyber Security Part 3

Threat Management is still a relatively new concept; there is no industry standard definition for it. In fact, the few people who are talking about it right now tend to view it from at least two very different perspectives – one a product focused approach to unifying perimeter security tools and two, a practice-focused management paradigm. As it evolves, Threat Management will eventually encompass both of those perspectives and will likely become perhaps the single most important element within any given Cyber Security solution.

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