Data as assets can be complex. Government entities may find it challenging to account for the basics of data management, but it isn’t easy-peasy over in the public sector either. KM World brought this information to us in their article, “Lessons learned from big interoperability in government.

Locating relevant data via search, adjusting to new regulatory requirements or implementing sustainable data governance all come with overhead costs. To achieve data interoperability, a top-down governance of disparate data types semantically tagged with a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a good step forward. Several public-sector organizations have used URIs to undergird their governance capabilities.

Big data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data requires standards. By approaching them with consistency, organizations are able to expedite their compliance with mandatory requirements.

Melody K. Smith

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