Roadmapping

PROPEL will survey technological challenges, entrepreneurial opportunities, and open research questions on the use of Linked Data in a business context. Shifting away from a predominantly academic perspective and an exclusive focus on open data, we conceive Linked Data as an emerging key disruptive technology for enterprise data management.The project will lay the foundations for successful Enterprise Linked Data product and service development by gauging industry requirements and innovation potential.

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Enterprise Linked Data

As has been shown in recent years, leveraging information will continue to fuel business success. But the growth in information volume, velocity, variety and complexity and the new information use cases makes information management infinitely more complex than it has been in the past. In addition to the new sources and the increased demand for multiple context delivery, share ability and reuse, practically all information assets must be available for delivery through varied, multiple and concurrent channels and mobile devices.

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Authoring the Roadmap

 

The project team includes research institutions that have both strong technical (TU Wien) and business (WU Wien) backgrounds. To contribute a practitioner’s perspective and ensure an ideal balance of business and research perspectives, the project committee furthermore includes two companies. The first one, Semantic Web Company, has a long history and strong background in Linked Data, whereas the second company (IDC) is highly experienced in market analysis and contributes a large network of business and IT stakeholders.

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