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The Netherlands Ministry of Justice Metadata Workbench: Composing XML Message Schemas from OWL Models

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by Harry Biersteker and Ralph Hodgson Exchanging information between government parties requires a consistent, reusable and repeatable approach to specifying data exchanges as structured electronic business documents built from components. At the Ministry of Justice in The Netherlands, hereafter referred to as “The MoJ,” a new approach is underway to construct XML Schemas from OWL Ontology…

Shockwaves from the Edge: Part 3 in a Series

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by Chunka Mui A mission critical question arises with edge innovations (see parts 1 and 2) that are driven by detailed information about products in customers’ hands and about the customers themselves. Will potential customers embrace it? Or are they too concerned about privacy and security? Consider the current situation. Not too long ago, ABN AMRO…

Experts’ Roundtable

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by Danielle Grilli According to Eric Newcomer and Greg Lomow, authors of Understanding SOA with Web Services, service oriented architecture is “an architectural style that guides all aspects of creating and using business processes, packaged as services, throughout their lifecycle, as well as defining and provisioning the IT infrastructure that allows different applications to exchange data and…

Explaining EIM in Business Terms

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Presenter: John Ladley     Explaining EIM in Business Terms from Dataversity on Vimeo.   Enterprise Information Management (EIM) contains a lot of abstract concepts that are of interest to information architects, and of no interest at all to CxOs. So how do you present your EIM program and projects? In this webinar, John Ladley…

Data Governance and Dancing in the Rain

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Presenter: Robert S. Seiner Data Governance and Dancing in the Rain from Dataversity on Vimeo. At the 2010 Enterprise Data World Conference, Robert S. Seiner will deliver a presentation on “Steps to Building an Effective Data Governance Program Without Budget.” This webcast is a sneak preview of that topic. During this webcast, Mr. Seiner will…

Agile Analytics: Making Business Intelligence Work for the Business

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Presenters: William McKnight, Joe E. Nicholson   Agile Analytics Making Business Intelligence Work for the Business from Dataversity on Vimeo. Making effective use of information is a central focus of organizations both large and small in our contemporary competitive landscape. Information is an asset to exploit without restrictions on accessing new data and using it…

SOA Survey Results

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by John Ladley Part of the EDJ mission is research.  This includes surveys as to who is doing what and whether or not they are having any success.  Our survey for SOA was sent to our Best Practices Council, a growing body of technology users and beneficiaries.  Below is our detailed presentation of the findings, and…

SOA Best Practices

by Joe LaFeir Service oriented architecture concepts have gained significant traction in IT environments during the past several years.  When applied effectively, these concepts hold the promise of  more flexible development and operational environments, and significant opportunities for improved software reuse and overall IT productivity. Many of the implementations of SOA to date have been centered…