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Creative Destruction 7 Act Play: Summary

By   /  August 10, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Photo from Flick, from Leon Botha We started this series 6 months ago with this post. It is also worth reading this post about the scale of change, what we are calling the 7 Factor Perfect Storm. Since then we have covered 11 markets: You can see the Index to all the posts here. This […]

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Semantic Enterprise: The StartUps

By   /  August 5, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

This is Part 4 of our series on Semantic Enterprise, which is part of the Creative Destruction 7 Act Play series. In Part 1, we looked at the overall market for enterprise software to see where semantic web technology could fit. The basic conclusion: it is part of the data integration business. In Part 2 […]

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Semantic Enterprise: What Are The Gorillas Doing? (Oracle, IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and SAP)

By   /  August 3, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

In Crossing The Chasm terminology, “gorillas” are the dominant vendors. Simple message for start-ups – don’t mess with them! In this post, we want to understand what the gorillas are doing to apply semantic web technology to the enterprise. The gorillas in this market are: Oracle, IBM, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and SAP. In Crossing The […]

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7 Signs That Semantic Web Is Crossing The Chasm To The Mainstream

By   /  July 13, 2010  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

This is the half-yearly report card on the Semantic Web. How are we doing in 2010? The breakthrough to the mainstream was predicted by Gartner to be in 2008. Oops, that did not happen. Gartner was not alone in predicting breakthrough only to be disappointed by the powers of inertia. So then we entered the […]

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XBRL Innovators Interview: Rivet Software

By   /  July 8, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

We believe that there are two semantic technologies that are crossing the chasm from academia to the commercial mainstream – RDFa and XBRL. We have written about the reasons XBRL is important here and looked at the next wave of innovation here. Our full coverage of XBRL is here. One sign that we track is […]

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Entrepreneurial Hot Spots In The Semantic Web

By   /  July 6, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

We have covered 9 markets in our Creative Destruction 7 Act series (Financial Services, B2B Media, Scientific Technical Medical Publishing, Education, Legal Publishing, Advertising, eCommerce, Accounting, Healthcare). A quick summary would be; “in every market the incumbents are facing massive disruption”. Knowing how hard it is for incumbents to deal with disruptive innovation (as described […]

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RDFa Momentum: Weekly News RoundUp

By   /  July 5, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Three months ago on April 2nd, we wrote that “RDFa is the gateway drug to the semantic web”. This is an exciting story. RDFa is crossing the chasm into the mainstream. Our mission at SemanticWeb.com and the SemanticWeb Summit is to be “The Voice of Semantic Web Business”. The emphasis is on business. Semantic Web […]

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Best Tweets Of The Week From The Semantic Web 100

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Back in May we published the Semantic Web 100, our list of the people tweeting interesting stuff about the Semantic Web. That’s a lot of people to follow and a fair amount of noise obscuring the signal – lots of tweets about the World Cup or where to eat/meet/drink as well as useful but repetitive […]

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What SIRI And Palantir Teach Us About Changing Trends In Innovation

By   /  June 30, 2010  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The old rules of innovations were: 1. basic R&D funded in academia 2. first non-grant revenue from defense 3. first commercialization from either finance or healthcare 4 a looong time later, trickle down innovation to consumer. That flow changed during the social media era. The old rules of innovations were: 1. basic R&D funded in […]

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Semantic Web Impact On Healthcare: Part 1

By   /  June 29, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

We now turn to the Healthcare business in our Creative Destruction 7 Act Play series. Healthcare accounts for about 15% of GDP in America. This is very, very big business. We have also seen that Healthcare is one market that is spending serious money on Ontology development; so it matters in our Semantic Web world. […]

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