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Semantic Superpowers


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Next generation semantic technologies help individuals and businesses develop semantic superpowers. That is how we break the chains of legacy systems, free resources from maintenance, and innovate the new capabilities we need to thrive in the next Internet. Learn what semantic superpowers can do for you.

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Semantic Superpowers

  1. 1. Page|2 13semantic superpowers for execs, business analysts, architects, and modelers
  2. 2. Page|3 Let’s fast forward to where business computing is headed. It’s time to get smart. We’re accelerating towards an Internet of hundreds of billions subjects, services and things. It’s a hyper-connected mesh of smart agents and scale-free processes. Everything has some intelligence, and both people and things contribute to the social dialog. Systems will know. They will learn to get better. More than assistants, apps will reason and communicate like people. We’re not going to get there with conventional IT. Contemporary computing has reached the limits of its ability to cope with increases of scale, complexity, process dynamics, and velocity of change. But wait, you already know this. You see the symptoms every day. Development backlogs. Failed projects. Poor ROI. Rigid data silos. Fragmented business processes choked with exceptions. And, maintenance of legacy systems sucking up more than 2/3 of the IT budget. To intercept the future, we need to change this. We need semantic superpowers. That is how we break the chains of legacy systems, free resources from maintenance, and innovate the new capabilities we need to thrive in the next Internet. Semantic computing is the next paradigm. What’s different is that it recognizes meanings and computes directly with knowledge models independently of data, documents, and program code. Semantic models to drive every aspect of the solution. This includes processes, data, decision- making, system interfaces, and user experience. Semantic models power every stage of the solution life cycle— from development to operations, to evolution of new capabilities. Semantic superpowers free your business to superperform. With these powers businesses can transform their core processes, innovate, respond rapidly to market changes, and execute their strategy. Superheroes with superpowers are possible everywhere in an organization. Next generation semantic technologies help individuals and businesses develop their semantic superpowers. The pages which follow highlight 13 semantic superpowers for execs, business domain experts, solution architects and modelers. Learn what semantic superpowers can do for you. CLOUD Connected computing information at web scale NEXT INTERNET Connected intelligences MOBILITY Connected things, services subjects communicating ubiquitously SOCIAL WEB Connected people Machine learning, Linked dataspaces Constraint-based dynamic processes, agent computing, autonomics Knowledgespaces scale-free reasoning Semantic content rich media Pervasive adaptivity Personalization, context-aware svcs, augmented reality intelligent UI Semantic collaboration social computing Everything as a service (XaaS) SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY Connected meanings
  3. 3. Page|4 WARNING SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES SUPERCHARGE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE The Mastermind: C-Level heroes leading the team. CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CTO, CIO, Business Exec, Project Manager How do semantic superpowers supercharge your business? They free execs to innovate, respond rapidly to market changes, and execute their strategy. What if you were no longer burdened by IT backlogs, project failures, and poor ROI? What if less of your budget was tied up with maintenance, and more of it free for new development? Semantic technologies transform core processes, liberate resources, and supercharge execs to focus on advanced capabilities, levels of performance, and quality of user experience not otherwise possible. Semantic superpowers push performance off the charts. What happens when you harvest new sources of value made possible by the semantic paradigm? You can shrink cost, burden, and time to result by 20-90%. You can drive down cost of operation and maintenance by 1/3 to 2/3. You can turbocharge knowledge worker productivity 5X-50X. You gain the capability to transform core processes iteratively in pay- as-you-go increments. Superagility lets execs pivot the business on a dime. When you build with semantic models, it gives your team the capabilities and the fast, flexible infrastructure to get oriented and act in new directions without starting from scratch. Knowledge superiority becomes your competitive advantage. You respond at a moment’s notice to competitors. You gain the capability to quickly to exploit your own innovations in products and services. Semantic superpowers extend core systems with minimum effort to embrace new opportunities. When semantic models drive your business, development is fast — 2 to 10 times faster. Teams are smaller too. Making a change, such as adding a new regulation, data source, decision model, or interface is much faster than with conventional development, and less expensive to maintain.
  4. 4. Page|5 Semantic superpowers illuminate the future of user experience. When mobile user interfaces compute with knowledge, the system can answer questions, anticipate needs, give advice, and complete tasks. There’s no need to code flowcharts and procedural triptiks because semantic models generate a GPS that always gets your users from A-to-B the best way possible. Also, semantic models can give x-ray vision to external stakeholders, such as auditors and regulators, while ensuring that business outcomes are proactively compliant. Semantic superpowers always give you the best and fastest process. What’s that? It’s the process that travels the fewest steps, is touched by the fewest hands, and does the most for you. Semantic models generate lean, just-in-time, and first-time-right processes that dynamically know the next best step. When exceptions are just different constraints on a core semantic process model, and not a separate flow, the result is faster cycle time, reduced errors, and high rates of straight-through-processing. Semantic superpowers make knowledge work knowledge- centric. With semantic technologies, business users shape the system. Everyone can model, not just specialists. You don’t write documents. When you describe your domain. You don’t code. You articulate models. Your models can generate documents if needed. When you teach the system changes in real-world policy or conditions, you don’t need to rebuild everything. Make changes as you go. The system refactors on its own. No long IT cycles. WARNING SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES IGNITE BUSINESS SUPER-ACHIEVEMENT The Expert: Master of the Business Domain Subject Matter Expert, Business Analyst, Knowledge Worker, Professional The semantic superpowers that matter most to business analysts are the ones that enable your customers, business users, and external stakeholders to superachieve. Semantic superpowers ignite the ability to describe business processes that greatly improve their effectiveness while reducing cost, time, and labor.
  5. 5. Page|6 Semantic superpowers create self-aware systems that can grow live. What happens when you create architecture that can know, learn, and change business knowledge at run time? It can adapt and optimize operations based on events, changes in context, or new goals and constraints. Semantic superpowers speed-up changes to the system architecture by a factor of 10. What happens when updates to semantic models automatically upgrade the user interface, documentation, contextual help, data and system processing? You blow past time consuming, non-value-added busy work. Semantic superpowers make every aspect as well as every stage of the computing solution declarative, semantic, goal-oriented, and direct-execution model-driven. Look Ma! No coding! Semantic superpowers deliver scale-free processes. How is semantic architecture different? It scales up (more power, storage, sensors). It scales out (more things, services, things). Also, it scales in (adding more and deeper knowledge that can be reasoned in meaningful ways.) Scale free systems are dynamic, adaptive and self-optimizing, rather than limited to hierarchical, centralized control. Semantic superpowers integrate ‘Above-the-Line.’ When architecture separates business knowledge from underlying IT systems, the resulting interfaces flow seamlessly and effectively without disrupting your current infrastructure, or forcing an early rebuild of legacy systems. Integration is quick and non-invasive. With a semantic base, existing change management can proceed without a ripple. WARNING SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES MAXIMIZE SOLUTION LIFECYCLE VALUE The Architect: Patterns for Super Solutions Enterprise Architect, System Developer, System Integrator, System Administrator Semantic superpowers let architects maximize the lifecycle value of business solutions. Semantic architecture hits the streets running. Business solutions evolve rapidly that are scale- free, dynamic, and smart. No big bang. You land and expand. Value amplifies. Semantic architects wrangle outcome-oriented patterns, technologies and standards into a fluid platform that integrates knowledge, computes with models, and executes at every stage of development.
  6. 6. Page|7 Semantic superpowers put smarts into the system. What happens when you translate domain-specific knowledge into models that integrate data, decisions, and actions? The system busts data silos and links different sources and types of information. A smart UI finds answers to questions and provides useful advice while requesting just a minimum of input. It assists the user to complete tasks and get things done. What happens when you teach a semantic model the rules, constraints, policies, standards, and goals of the game? The system develops smart processes that understand context and adapt to events. What happens when systems learn? They get better. Semantic superpowers map everything you need to a knowledge model. What happens when you’ve collaborated with domain experts to translate the real-world goals, constraints, and business logic into systems that people want to use? You get knowledge-as-a-service that you can share. Semantic models support open IT standards and can work with any set of APIs. Semantic superpowers develop models lightning fast. What happens when you model data, decisions, processes, infrastructure, and user interface all in one environment? You don’t code flows. You model goals and constraints. No procedures. No swim lanes. The result is development that is 2-10x faster. You leave your competition in the dust while they are still making promises. What happens when your models execute directly, all in the same environment? The computer figures out the best and fastest flow. Your application self-documents and can explain every decision, WARNING SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES MAKE MODELS SMART The Modeler: Amazing Capabilities UX designer, Data modeler, Decision analyst, Process modeler, Infrastructure integrator Semantic superpowers enable modelers to conceptualize advanced capabilities, specify them with models, deliver them rapidly, and evolve them easily. Semantic techniques free you to implement high value capabilities you can only build with semantic models. Semantic superpowers make you superproductive. When your design executes immediately, there’s no waiting for someone to code something. When your design self-documents, that’s one less task to do manually. You feel good about yourself. That’s OK.
  7. 7. This content was developed by Project10X for Be Informed Who is Be Informed? Be Informed is the global market leader in semantic business solutions. Analysts, including Forrester, Gartner, and Ovum, pick Be Informed as a hot company with a powerful semantic computing platform for building smart, scale-free, high performing enterprise business processes. What is the Be Informed Difference? The Be Informed difference is semantic technology that recognizes meanings and computes directly with knowledge models. Be Informed architecture separates business knowledge that drives system processing from the underlying IT systems. Semantic models bridge data siloes. Interfaces with legacy systems are non- invasive. Solutions support open standards and COTS environments. With Be Informed, the design is the model is the application. There is no translation of document artifacts across lifecycle stages. No scripting. The model executes. It is always a live app. Be Informed models are goal-oriented, constraint-based, event-driven, context- aware, and semantic. Processes are dynamic. Like a GPS, they self-configure, adapt, and self-optimize when events happen, exceptions occur, or needs change. Building a Be Informed solution is iterative and fast—2 to 10 times faster. Development requires fewer people. It’s agile. This is more than fast prototyping. It’s rapid implementation. Be Informed solutions grow live. Users get early access to a working system. Modeling business knowledge in business terms lets users make changes without long IT cycles. Collaboration allows capabilities to evolve quickly. Making a change, such as adding a new policy, regulation, data source, decision model, or interface is faster than with conventional development. No rebuilding databases from scratch. No recoding user interfaces.