Globalisation is moving business’s emphasis away from basic technologies towards “information and knowledge”. Indeed, knowledge based processes and products have become a new paradigm. As such, the management (control and retrieval) and use of data has become a central activity both for companies themselves and, increasingly, within wider supply chains. Adding “value” to data and creating “knowledge” will be a key element of future business growth. Handling and, more importantly, exploiting the current explosion of electronic information represents a real challenge to companies. However, the emergence of new, semantic tools which can “intelligently” interrogate and manipulate data could turn a potential problem into an opportunity.

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