consolidating access to data

The most advanced state of the art universal communication method for the description of information must and can:

  • be able to meet the communication needs of all clients independent of language and discipline
  • provide a precise and natural structure for the classification of all types of information
  • be easy to adopt by users and application developers alike
  • provide a robust and comprehensive organic method of encompassing all data
  • be able to classify all types of information according to the needs of each individual user and application provider

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CURRENT STATE OF THE FIELD
It is common for information users such as companies and individuals to use multiple databases and schemata.  In fact, it is likely that users have duplicates of the same information trapped in the various applications they employ.  Users would benefit from having access to their own universal data storage and retrieval mechanism. Application and service providers could tap into users needs to provide additional services updating the users central storage mechanism and retrieving users instructions.

  • For example, users might have data in a cellular telephone, other data in an email host, and yet other data in their company telephone system.  Each application is implemented with independent data and schema for the storage and retrieval of a users application specific information.  Various applications would thus contain different pieces of a users information in disparate databases and schemata.
  • In another case, information from one application is needed to complete a process in a second application. For example, users of an inventory system application update delivery information, which must later be migrated to the users of the accounting system.  In this case the user must employ a developer who understands the schema of the two specific applications needing the data transferred. It is possible for developers of applications to communicate their data via a standard schema, allowing an easy migration of data.
  • In another case, a software development company has acquired its competitor. The company now has two sets of data, APIs and clients to deliver upgrades and sell new products. The challenges of first consolidating the information and then converting their existing downstream software  clients are daunting. Imagine trying to convince your clients to learn a whole new system.
  • Medical information is often difficult to access and suspect for loss or misrepresentation. Patients have little, if any, access to their own medical records. There is a large variety of computer systems and applications and thus, schemata being used by the medical community. Doctors find great difficulty in securing data, sharing it with other doctors, patients and other interested parties.

The easy reference, specification and consolidation of disparate application data would improve any users and application developers productivity. To convince the application developers and users to adopt a schema it must be easy to understand, profitable, comprehensive and make universal, natural, intuitive sense. 

A sample of the clients looking for solutions on the listed in LinkedIn:
Information strategy - Alex Medvedovski - Covidien (NYSE:COV)
"Recession Proof" Technology? - Nigel Walsh - UKISA
Strategic Technologies for 2009.- Gerard Byrne - CEO, Experience IT

For more information contact us at information@humanizingdata.com

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