ProductDB(About) ProductDB aims to be the World's most comprehensive and open source of product data. Not only do we want to create a page for every product in the world, we want to connect the underlying structured data together into one huge interlinked dataset. All the data is published as Linked Data.
Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System by Thomas H. Davenport(About) If a company's systems are fragmented, its business is fragmented.
Enter the enterprise system. A good ES is a technological tour de force. At its core is a single com- prehensive database.
But the technical challenges, however great, are not the main reason enterprise systems fail. The biggest problems are business problems. Companies fail to reconcile the technological imperatives of the enterprise system with the business needs of the enterprise itself... An enterprise system imposes its own logic on company's strategy, culture, and organization.
How similar can our information flows and our processes be to those of our competitors before we begin to undermine our own sources of differentiation in the market?
But they never labeled the ES project as simply a technology initiative. Rather, they viewed it as an opportunity to take a fresh look at the company's strategy and organization.