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Posts tagged "Web 3.0"

Does Linked Data need RDF ?

Image by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE via Flickr Before going any further, let’s get a few things crystal clear; The recent success of the Linked Data meme is long overdue, very welcome, and entirely capable of carrying the Web of Data far beyond its current niche adherents. A lot of my current work involves arguing that more organisations...

Opening up and letting go to strengthen market position

Two separate pieces of news came my way during the night, and although both were written about elsewhere whilst those of us on this side of the Atlantic slept, they remain worthy of mention; both in their own right and because of the wider trend of which they are part. First, Cloud Computing provider 3Tera...

Do Sociable Media herald the transition from complaint to FYI?

Image by luc legay via Flickr Much has been written about growing Enterprise use of social media (usually Twitter, these days) to successfully track and mitigate customer complaint. Many have been quick to spot that the disproportionately high cost of satisfying (or, more cynically, silencing) these early adopters is unlikely to scale effectively as an...

Surfing the Data Flow in Luxembourg

Today I’m in Luxembourg, at the invitation of the European Commission‘s Directorate General for the Information Society. As European readers are doubtless aware, the EC has traditionally been a generous funder of research across Europe’s member states, with Digital Libraries, the Semantic Web and more owing much to the largesse of Europe’s massive ‘Framework Programme‘...

Paul Miller is bound for pastures new

In September 2005, I took the daunting step of leaving the safety, familiarity and final salary pension of the UK public sector to join the Senior Management Team of a commercial technology company; Talis. I will be taking a bigger step in 2009, when I move from full time employment with Talis to see what...

‘Reinventing the Wheel’ becomes world’s only growth industry ?

I am increasingly concerned by the extent to which the tech sector's current and future behemoths squander finite effort on reinventing 'context' at the expense of excelling in delivery of their 'core' proposition. The post explores some of the reasons for this reinvention of wheels, and asks whether previously sound reasoning is increasingly becoming a...

Cloud Computing is so much more than a computer in the Cloud

Cloud Computing has taken significant steps forward in recent weeks, moving ever-closer to aspects of Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web. What does this mean, and where do we go from here?