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October 22, 2008

Videos: Anzo for Excel in action

Ever since we first showed Anzo for Excel at SemTech in May, we've had a blast talking with tons of people and discussing how a semantics-based approach to Excel might address many longstanding spreadsheet challenges facing organizations big and small alike. The technology continues to improve dramatically from week to week, and we're looking forward to a first general release of a productized Anzo for Excel at the end of this year.

We've recently put together a short (5 min.) video showing many of the capabilities of Anzo for Excel in the context of an ad-hoc project planning scenario:

Anzo for Excel: Spreadsheets for enterprise data management

As an added bonus, Jordi also put together a short video showing how Anzo for Excel along with our Anzo on the Web can allow you to expose, share, and publish spreadsheet data on the Web with just a few clicks, while simultaneously taking advantage of powerful faceted browsing capabilities (a la Exhibit) and custom visualizations:

Anzo for Excel: EPA Fuel Demonstration

We're actively engaging with partners and customers in exploring and building out use cases, demos, and projects leveraging Anzo for Excel. Drop me a line if you're interested in seeing/learning more.

October 1, 2008

Semantic Web Industry Report

David Provost has announced the completion and release of his report, On the Cusp: A Global Review of the Semantic Web Industry. Cambridge Semantics was pleased to be a part of the report, which we think is a valuable contribution to the growing industry. David features profiles of 17 Semantic Web product-oriented vendors and deploying companies. David's conclusions include:

The Semantic Web industry is alive, well, and it’s increasingly competitive as a commercial technology. At this point, there are too many success stories and too much money being invested to dismiss the technology as non-viable.  The Semantic Web is presently building a track record, which means the big wins and unanticipated uses are yet to come. In the meantime, adoption is occurring, and the early news is very good indeed.