If you have any interest in my other postings on Web Services for MV, or you’re still not sure why you should be interested, you must read this article at InformationWeek called “Why IT Needs To Push Data Sharing Efforts“. That explains briefly and in clear terms how and why the rest of the world is (or should be) sharing data. Note that there is more to the article than you see there, register (free) on the site to get the PDF of the full magazine. BTW, IIRC, I’ve been reading InformationWeek for about 12 years now and in almost every issue there is something of value to the MV market – but sadly I never see anyone in the MV market reaping the benefits. Check it out.