There are many good information technology innovations, but not all the current fads are good for government IT. Some trends are bad in general, and some are very bad for government IT managers in particular.
Metadata registries must be integrated into everyday business processes, and IT-centric metadata must be integrated into the system development life cycle.
UCore's use is part of a revolution in digital communication as our information processes shift from producer-centric to consumer-centric.
The crux of knowledge management is first defining the knowledge you want and how you want to curate it, then capturing content.
Wolfram Alpha, a Web site that will compute the answers to natural language questions, could be another watershed event in semantic computing.
Message flows are the linchpin to distributed, real-time information sharing systems, such as the National Information Exchange Model or the Environmental Protection Agency’s Central Data Exchange.
If everything is a record, transparency and sharing become the rule and not the exception.
SOA remains the best way to build enterprise applications, data mashups and mobile applications.
Commentary: Enterprise data managers could give the financial community a lesson about transparency – namely, that it must apply to everyone.
Commentary: Creating an infrastructure that exposes the underlying data on Web sites would go a,long way toward improving information sharing.
A key group of chief information officers is pushing the boundaries of consensus building and galvanizing the federal information technology community.
Commentary: The classic definition of metadata ' data about data ' blurs the distinction between data and metadata. A better name for metadata might be "Targeted Extrinsic Description."
Reality Check'commentary: It's OK to admit your dirty little secret: You have bad data. Guess what? So does everyone.
Another View'commentary: Rising above the politics of fear and fiefdoms is vital to achieving the promise of authoritative data sources.
Reality Check'commentary: In a post-Enron, post-Katrina climate, the new meaning of ROI could be risk of incarceration.