The JISC Observatory has released a draft for public comment of TechWatch: Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure.
Here's an excerpt :
This report provides an overview of some concepts and approaches as well as tools, and can be used to help organisational planning. Specifically, this report:
- describes data-centric architectures;
- gives some examples of how data are already shared between organisations and discusses this from a datacentric perspective;
- introduces some of the key tools and technologies that can support data-centric architectures as well as some new models of data management, including opportunities to use "cloud" services;
- concludes with a look at the direction of travel and lists the sources cited in a References section.