What to Make of the Open Data Initiative from Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog.

Enterprise software giants SAP, Adobe, and Microsoft jointly announced an “Open Data Initiative” at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in September. To quote from the press release,

….the Open Data Initiative, which is a common approach and set of resources for customers based on three guiding principles:

  • Every organization owns and maintains complete, direct control of all their data.
  • Customers can enable AI-driven business processes to derive insights and intelligence from unified behavioral and operational data.
  • A broad partner ecosystem should be able to easily leverage an open and extensible data model to extend the solution.

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