Open Data for Open Applications
The concept of “open” has penetrated every area of the enterprise IT stack. Learn more about the trend towards open data, and how it can help drive more powerful and intelligent application systems in any organization.
Some may argue that the open source movement has fully penetrated the full spectrum of IT sectors. From the early days of Unix and Linux operating systems, to the current trend of open data initiatives, there is no facet of the enterprise IT universe that has not been touched by the value that “open” brings. The latest trend in the open evolution is open data. Concurrent with this movement has been the proliferation of new data created by social media and other “web 2.0” entities. Organizations of all types can gain valuable business insight by capturing this freely available information in an open, accessible format. Martin Schneider, Director of Product Marketing at SugarCRM, will describe the current state of open data models, explain how they relate to the next generation of intelligent business applications, and provide some methods of capitalizing on this new trend in enterprise data management.