January 20, 2011 – 2011 promises to be the year of data integration. Whether your interests are in business intelligence, information access, or operations, the trends are to link enterprise data to business-relevant content drawn from the social and online information tsunami.

We found this news on Information Week in their article, “5 Paths To The New Data Integration.” This interesting article address the many variations in data integration that will take place in the coming days and how they will be complemented by new and dynamic capabilities provided by mash-ups and semantic integration, etc. etc. etc. It is worth the time to read and maybe it will stimulate some conversation in your shop about what the future holds for your data.

Melody K. Smith

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