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Re: Business Presentation

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:50:32 -0500
Message-ID: <479F8388.4060507@thefigtrees.net>
To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

I've gone over the business presentation with some colleagues and have 
some more general suggestions. I haven't crafted any text yet myself: 
I'm curious to hear whether people agree or not, though I know we're a 
bit crunched or time. I wasn't comfortable taking Jeff's hard work and 
imposing my views on it :)

Here are some things we discussed:

* Could we emphasize future-proofing more? It's a strategic benefit and 
the low risk section starts to talk about it a bit, but I think we could 
emphasize a bit more the constancy of change and how semantics prepares 
an enterprise for adapting to change.

* Should we address the performance question? The type of early adopters 
and technology enthusiasts that will be excited by this presentation 
will quickly ask about performance. Should this presentation address 
that concern? (Perhaps via general talk of the natural overhead of 
semantics being addressed by modern hardware compute power and 
scalability? I'm not sure.

* Should we emphasize more that semantics applies to existing (legacy) 
data? The idea of adopting RDF as a standard for virtually representing 
information as it comes out of existing data systems? This is to 
explicitly remove the perception that adopting SW technologies requires 
throwing away existing IT investments.

* Perhaps "IT maintenance" is an area that could be included in spending 
categories that are positively impacted by SemWeb technologeis?

* Are the occurrences of "DCP" supposed to be "DCF"?

* Should "policy compliance" (of which one example is regulatory 
compliance) be included as a strategic fit for semantic technologies? 
(Is it considered covered by enterprise governance?)

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