Reality Check

Michael Daconta is the vice president of advanced technology at InCadence Strategic Solutions and the former metadata program manager for the Homeland Security Department. His latest book is "Information as Product: How to Deliver the Right Information to the Right Person at the Right Time."


Michael Daconta | Metadata: The stuff of web 2.0

Reality Check'commentary: The lesson to be learned from the rise of Web 2.0 metadata is that the value of data is not inherent in the data itself.

Mike Daconta | How the Social Web saved the Semantic Web

Another View'commentary: The social Web has saved the Semantic Web by harnessing people around highly interactive sites to produce shared data.

Michael Daconta | Check the date on your interoperability policy

Commentary: Date formats are a good indicator of the maturity ' or immaturity ' of your information management practices.

Mike Daconta | Design stovepipes out of the picture

Commentary: To eliminate IT stovepipes, start by recognizing that most systems are that way by design.

Mike Daconta | What the iPhone can teach government

Commentary: Government organizations can learn a lot from the iPhone.

Mike Daconta | The battle over Rich Internet Apps

In the battle over Rich Internet Applications, users will emerge the winners.

Michael Daconta | SOA: Finding a killer app

Federated query can be the killer app for service-oriented architectures.

Michael Daconta | Standards: See the forest and the trees

Successful data standardization relies on strong technical leadership combining business acumen with deep technical expertise. If you don't have it, find someone who does.

Mike Daconta | Before you leap to Web 2.0, try Web 1.0

You may feel the urge to upgrade to Web 2.0 today. But before you make that leap, there is a more important question: Have you really even implemented Web 1.0?

Mike DaConta | The new face of information sharing

Have you ever wondered why they name laws after children, such as 'Jessica's Law'? The reason is that complex issues need a simple, recognizable 'face' to make them real for a wide audience. This is exactly the kind of catalyst that information sharing needs.