Ontologies and the challenge to IT leaders

The recent Technology Forecast publication from PwC focused on semantic web and linked data.  Interesting series of articles – and I like the concept of dealing with ‘messy data’.  CEOs and other managers want to be able to merge internal ERP type data with external data.  Also reminds readers that the I in CIO is for information – and that CIOs need to take the lead on the generation and planning of relevant ontologies – given a clear understanding of their businesses and a working knowledge of ontologies.

On the same theme interesting piece by Linda Moulton – the line ‘enterprises must commit to having very smart people with enterprise expertise to build the ontology’  rings the same bell.

Linda Moulton believs that real progress in adoption of semantic web will be seen first within entertprises, later between enterprises and across the web more generally.  Seems to make a lot of sense and be the most likely scenario – however we may prefer the more holistic soltuion to emrge immediately.

Author: Barry OGorman

Barry O'Gorman is an independent business and IT consultant, based in Dublin, Ireland.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *