The growth of data has taken many by surprise and has impacted how we manage and govern data. We have been seeing new trends like mobile computing, cloud storage, and social media, to name a few. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “Smart Data Governance.”

According to TopQuadrant co-founder, CMO, and VP of Professional Services Robert Coyne, “We need to get an understanding of things and maintain that understanding of things. And not just between human beings, but between human beings and the systems in which we all use and interact with.”

This is where smart data comes in. Standards based semantics is central to providing understanding between the machines that actually generate data and those that manage it.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.