An example of extensive and free research available from Gilbane Group. Tangent: I’ll be on a panel addressing “The State of Enterprise Collaboration” at the Gilbane Conference in December (Boston).
I have been reading a very interesting report, Semantic Software Technologies: Landscape of High Value Applications for the Enterprise by Lynda Moulton of the Gilbane group. This is a topic I am both curious about and, at times, find puzzling so I was eager to see what Lynda wrote as I have great respect for her work. I am not the only one as I often see conference sessions with such labels as “Is semantic technology real?”
This is a comprehensive work that runs over 80 pages. It covers an important area that is one of the next frontiers for enterprise IT. In some ways the semantic web has run parallel to Web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0. I have even heard it described as enterprise 3.0 or Web 3.0. This is ironic since it emerged beyond the 2.0s. However, it has taken longer to become concrete. This report helps with that effort. It is available for a free download at the Gilbane site.