Clearly, we are on to something with this unified business intelligence (UBI) stuff that we've been talking about for the past two years. If we weren't, IBM probably wouldn't be interested in it.
Earlier this month IBM announced the open unstructured information management architecture (UIMA) standard, essentially a platform for integrating structured data and unstructured information. Even if they don't directly claim to have done so, Big Blue has officially offered the world a blueprint for UBI. This is a very good thing; the successful unification of structured data and unstructured content means faster innovation, better CRM, improved financial insight, reduced costs and all-around better performance.
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