Ontology for Fun and Profit

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The IT sector is notable for coming up with unique job titles – from the various C permutations – CIO, CTO, CDO, etc. – to Test Wranglers, Scrum Masters and UX Designers. One that you’re likely to start hearing more about is the title of Ontologist. While this sounds like it could be something more […]

Through a Glass Darkly: Technology Trends for 2014

Every year, when possible, I spend the last couple of weeks of the year reflecting back at the period just past and try to pick out what trends I see as being most significant to me. This is not intended as a gee-whiz list so much as a chance to prioritize those technologies, organizations and […]

The Promise of Big Data is More Than Big Throughput

There are good reasons for the buzz behind “Big Data” and the promise it offers for business, government, etc.  We hear about the importance of data-driven decisions and how they can deliver exponential improvements in business performance.  But along the path to this better place some are distracted by the simplistic label “Big Data” and […]

Metadata Management – Semantics for Big Data?

Over the course of the last six months, I’ve been fairly heavily involved in the realm of Metadata Management. Never heard of it? You will. Chances are, somewhere in your organization, there’s a room or two filled with media – pictures, sound files, audio files, software, as well as paper and electronic versions of contracts, […]