Cisco Video is a Good Starting Intro for Management
Like the seminal linked data publication by PricewaterhouseCoopers of about a year ago (see “PWC Dedicates Quarterly Technology Forecast to Linked Data“, May 29, 2009), a video released by Cisco yesterday is another signal of the emergence of the semantic enterprise.
The Cisco tech brief on The Semantic Enterprise is a quite accessible — but a bit eerie — seven-minute introduction. The video was prepared by Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), with Shaun Kirby, its Director of Innovations Architectures, as the narrator:
Well, as for being eerie, when the video first came up, I thought I was looking at an advanced, next generation avatar, perhaps a reincarnation of Douglas Adams’ Hyperland. Maybe this semantic stuff was closer at hand than we thought!
But, as it turned out, that first blush was only a reaction to how the video was shot. As it gets rolling, the Cisco video is extremely well done and informative. It is a great intro for sharing with management when contemplating your own moves to becoming a semantic enterprise.
I suggest you first view — and then bookmark — this one.