Managing data across multiple legacy platforms can be incredibly messy. Large enterprise organizations have traditionally struggled to collate and warehouse exponential volumes of data. Complex inoperable systems can make for a snarl of information that typically requires a team of expert data scientists to make sense of all the conflicting formats and complex interfaces. But does data processing need to be that hard? You guessed it right: simplifying data processing may be easier than you think.
When data specialists talk about digitally stored information, they emphasize the value it brings to organizations. For the public sector, the value could be discovering how a program is performing or whether citizens are really getting the most out of services. However, data isn’t useful if it’s trapped in silos. Compartmentalizing information prevents initiatives from getting off the ground which could benefit the public. How many times have you seen proposals fall apart or reports criticized because they didn’t include the right data?
Open data is digital information that is licensed in a way that it is available to anyone, with just a few stipulations. The data is typically either public, open, or attributed. Any data or content that is free to use and distributed falls under the idea of open data. Let’s dive deeper and answer this question: what is open data?
Open Data? What is it all about? Opening new perspectives by sharing and reusing data, making your life and the lives of others easier through transparency. But why is it so important, and what might be the costs of not opening your data? The following article, written by our Chief Data Officer Nicolas Terpolilli, will help you understand the global epic of data distribution.
New Open Data as a Service platform allows MSPs, ISVs, and SaaS providers to offer the managed delivery of Open Data services to their clients.
Boston, February 8, 2017 – OpenDataSoft, the global leader in data publishing and sharing solutions for governments and private companies alike, is proud to announce the industry’s first Open Data as a Service (ODaaS) platform. With the ODaaS platform, OpenDataSoft value-added partners can leverage a user-friendly, cloud-based data publishing and sharing platform to allow data to be easily visualized and reused by citizens, startups, or teams within city departments or organizations via APIs.
Open Data is still in its nascent stages. While cities, countries, private sector and government organizations put forward a myriad of models to increase re-use and bring value to Open Data there are some things that have happened in 2016 that will make 2017 special. Forget about crystal gazing, these experts have some strong views about Open Data trends in 2017!
Our business developer Christina Schönfeld spends a lot of time attending Open Data conferences in Germany. And she’s met the most curious species there: people who know what to do with complex data, confusing websites and bulky words. But what about the rest of the world? Here’s her take on why Germany is missing out on major opportunities.
Most people think that opening data is a scary thing because we never know how it might be used after all. In the following article, Nicolas Terpolilli, our Chief Data Officer, will debunk the myths about what comes after you open your data.