SweoIG/TaskForces/CoreMessaging/Questionnaire

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STATUS

This questionnaire is closed, and is kept on the site for historical purposes only.

Questionnaires

SWEO Survey

1. Goals

  • Awareness of the benefits of the Semantic Web
  • Technical understanding of the Semantic Web
  • Understanding of current implementations

2. Survey Methodology The SWEO team will conduct an online survey of W3C member companies, and non-W3C member companies. Emphasis will be placed on two groups: enterprises and vendors. The online survey will use the WBS form. Results will be anomyzed and analyzed by the SWEO team to assist in the development of targeted messaging to key target audiences. The questionnaire will be available from Jan. 1 to Jan. 19.

3. Survey Format Below is the draft text for the survey.

Introduction

The Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group is undertaking this questionnaire to better understand current perceptions of the Semantic Web. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Susie Stephens (susie.stephens@oracle.com).

Note that your answers will be kept anonymous once the review is finished.

This questionnaire is designed to take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Awareness
  • 1. How familiar are you with the term Semantic Web? (radio buttons, scale – e.g. unfamiliar, some familiarity, familiar, very familiar)
  • 2. If you are familiar, how would you describe Semantic Web to your manager? (open dialogue box)
  • 3. If you are not very familiar with the Semantic Web, please highlight the main reasons why not. (open dialogue box)
  • 4. How familiar are you with the use of Semantic Web technologies in the following areas: (radio buttons)
    • Search
    • Data integration
    • Regulation/compliance
    • Semantic Web Services
    • Content management
    • Business intelligence
    • Knowledge management


Implementations
  • 5. Does your organization use Semantic Web technologies? (radio buttons) – unknown, no usage, research, pilot, production, other
  • 6. Please provide a brief description of [any] Semantic Web implementations in your organization. (open dialogue box)
  • 7. Within your organization, what were the perceived advantages and disadvantages of using Semantic Web technologies? (open dialogue)
  • 8. How do customers perceive your usage of Semantic Web technologies? (open dialogue)


Influencers
  • 9. Which individuals in your organization are most likely to make decisions about whether to use Semantic Web technologies? Please rank in order of those most likely to influence decision to those least likely, using one for most likely and seven for least likely. (ranking) - CIO/CTO, VP software development, IT management, architects, business managers, standards committee, developers, other
  • 10. Which factors are most important for your organization in evaluating adoption of new technologies (ranking) – ease of use, scalability, performance, functionality, future proofing, current adoption, other (specify)
  • 11. What sources of information most strongly influence your decision. Please rank in order….– (ranking) analyst reports, white papers, blogs, news articles, academic papers, conference presentations, demos, consultants, internal IT, vendor support
  • 12. What advice would you offer the Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group about communicating information about the Semantic Web or specific Semantic Web Technologies?. (open dialogue)


Personal
  • 13. What is your job title? (open dialogue box)
  • 14. What is your function (radio buttons) - CIO/CTO, VP software development, IT management, architects, business managers, standards committee, developers, DBA, other
  • 15. What [organization/industry] do you work for? (open dialogue box)
  • 16. In what country are you based ? (open dialogue box)


Thank you again for taking time to complete this survey.


Old Version

Vendor Questionnaire
  • Do you use Semantic Web technologies, e.g. no usage, research, pilot project, internal production, software product
  • How do customer perceive your usage of the Semantic Web
  • What sources of information influenced your decisions
  • What were the perceived advantages and disadvantages of Semantic Web projects



Enterprise (Non-Vendor) Questionnaire
  • Does your organization use Semantic Web technologies, e.g. no usage, research, pilot, production
  • What sources of information influenced your decision
  • What were the perceived advantages and disadvantages of Semantic Web projects
  • Please provide a brief description of the nature of any implementations