Barry Devlin’s new book: Business unintelligence

This important book (TBP October 2013) succeeds in finding the common ground between rationality and intuition, intelligence and insight, stability and innovation, business and IT. From rightful criticism of today’s data-centric BI, you are taken into broader contexts such as working with information rather than data and coping with both big data and the insides of people’s heads. The target is the “biz-tech ecosystem”, not just EDW/BI. We, the information-driven, move up to the enterprise level. Yes! Full of good recaps of history and technology the end-result is a direction-setting, holistic architecture on two levels – indeed an impressive tour de force!
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New Year's gifts - semantic spaces and 10 good books

Like in previous years I hereby present you with an electronic gift on the first day of the new year. Read More...

Pull - The New Business Model in Web 3.0

Exciting book by David Siegel: Pull: The Power of the Semantic Web to Transform Your Business.
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Trip report from ESWC 2010

Just returned from the Extended Semantic Web Conference 2010, which took place in Hersonissos, Crete, last week. It was a very good event. I wanted to find out, what the actual state of affairs are in semantics. And the answer is: Very good, thank You! There is no doubt in my mind that the semantic web standards are finding many interesting applications. Read More...

Modelling Schisma #1 - Less is more!

There is a mismatch between the needs of a good business information model and the traditions employed by it data modellers. This is a great divide. Read More...