Cambridge Semantics provides the award-winning Anzo software suite, an open platform for building interactive Unified Information Access (UIA) solutions.
Enterprises face an increasing need to rapidly discover, understand, combine, and act on data from diverse sources both from within and across organizational boundaries. Anzo makes it easy for both IT and end users to deal with this need by rapidly creating solutions that leverage unified access to structured and unstructured data from varied sources in the context of specific business problems.
Unified Information Access solutions built with Anzo are characterized by:
- Giving users—and software—a better understanding of their data. When users understand their data, they have far more ability to discover new relationships within the data and to automatically classify data according to critical business criteria. End users can bring in, explore, visualize, and analyze data, all without calling on IT.
- Interactive, read/write experiences. Unified Information Applications are tailored to specific business purposes. They go beyond conventional reporting applications by allowing users to update data, to interact with services, and to kick off workflows and other business processes.
- Broad access to data. Unified Information Applications draw on data regardless of its source format or location. They easily link together information from structured, internal databases with unstructured data pulled from emails or Web pages. They're driven by spreadsheets and XML data, whether inside the firewall or from a 3rd-party source. They're also flexible enough to incorporate new data as needed.
- Low cost and quick time frames to build and evolve. The technology is flexible enough and the tools easy enough to use that you can deliver a new Unified Information Application in hours or days. It's also quick and easy to keep these applications relevant by evolving them as business requirements change.
This unprecedented level of understanding and flexibility is made possible because Anzo is built on the Semantic Web open technology standards from the W3C.
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