Kurt Monash cites presentations at the Enzee Universe conference by IBM, Merv Adrian (Gartner) and Forrester Research panning the idea of a grand central EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse).
If that isn’t going to happen for any particular enterprise, does that mean no universal data warehouse, a/k/a, the Semantic Web?
Even if Linked Data were to succeed in linking all data together, that’s the easy part. Useful access has always been a question of mapping semantics and that’s the hard part. The part that requires people in the loop. People like librarians.