Most often enterprises struggle with siloed data. It's no surprise that integration of data across enterprise is a nightmare. PWC technology report provides some interesting perspective on how semantic web can make it real and ensure it can be done easier than ever before.
Here are some interesting facts contained in the report:
How is semantic web a game changer for data integration?
The disparate data feed into a mashup—a Web application with highly configurable data display capabilities—that updates each time you add a new store site or remove an old one. Other data in the mashup arerefreshed whenever the original sources are updated. By combining various data, regardless of their formator source, you have a wide range of possibilities forgreater insight and context.
Generally enterprises don't make the best use of their data.
Given the disparate systems and multitude of vintage of technologies( old and new), it is always very difficult for business managers to use multiple source of data for decisions.
Getting internal and external to handshake with each other can help trigger power decisioning within organizations
.....empower your business users...
with exploration tools that they could use with existing internal data and with external data of their choosing. These tools would let them find the best business cases and make immediate use of the Linked Data technologies at a low cost to IT, since most of these tools are reasonably priced.