Joel Gurin of InformationWeek recently asked, “Will 2014 finally become the year of open data?”
by Angela Guess SAP is looking for Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Management Architects to work at any of their locations across the United States. The post states, “As part of SAP IT, the Business Intelligence & Enterprise Data Management team is the end-to-end service provider responsible for planning, building, and running internal business intelligence…
Personally, I believe that the Semantic Web will become mainstream in the next few years (I actually have a bet on this with some college friends). I know that this is a strong statement, but I am confident that it will happen. Mainstream is defined in Wikipedia as “the common current of thought of the majority”. Furthermore it states that something is mainstream if it “is available to the general public” and it “has ties to corporate or commercial entities”. However, how do you evaluate if something is on the verge of becoming mainstream? I propose the following metric: inclusion at the South by South West (SXSW) Conference!
Open Government has become a popular theme, both in the U.S. and other countries. With “Transparency” gaining momentum, increasing categories and amounts of government data are becoming available on the web. In the U.S., an impetus for this was Barrack Obama’s memorandum to the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. This included the following statement:
“… Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.”