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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information
Open data—machine-readable information, particularly government data, that’s made available to others—has generated a great deal of excitement around the world for its potential to empower citizens, change how government works, and improve the delivery of public services. It may also generate significant economic value, according to a new McKinsey report. Our research suggests that seven sectors alone could generate more than $3 trillion a year in additional value as a result of open data, which is already giving rise to hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses and helping established companies to segment markets, define new products and services, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Podcast The open-data opportunity DownloadMGI’s Michael Chui discusses the economic potential of open data and how governments and businesses can unlock it. However, investments in technology and expertise are required to use the data effectively. Exhibit Enlarge About the authors

libertic.wordpress.com I-20-60 Open data : le point sur la technologie, ses enjeux, ses applications Open data : le point sur la technologie, ses enjeux, ses applications L'ouverture des données est une philosophie visant à rendre certaines données accessibles à tous et à s’affranchir des restrictions imposées par les licences payantes parfois mises en place par les personnes publiques ou autres formes de contrôle qui en limitent notamment l’exploitation et la reproduction. Les données ouvertes sont applicables à tout type d'information publique et, par analogie et sous certaines conditions, à des œuvres protégées par le droit d’auteur (œuvres littéraires, artistiques et scientifiques, œuvres cinématographiques...) à l’exception des logiciels qui connaissent leur propre mouvement avec les logiciels libres. La technologie est totalement intriquée avec les données qu'elle supporte. L’Open Data constitue à la fois un sujet de société et un sujet technique. Le terme Open détermine la liberté d’utiliser, de réutiliser, de redistribuer plus ou moins librement l’œuvre originale.

Open data, democracy and public sector reform A look at open government data use from data.gov.uk (Based on an MSc Dissertation by Tim Davies, July 2010) This is an online report based on an MSc Dissertation at the Oxford Internet Institute by Tim Davies submitted to the University of Oxford, July 2010. It is shared using the Digress.it platform which allows for paragraph level commenting and hyperlinking to elements of the document. A downloadable PDF copy of the report is available here. The original research, underlying data, and further work has been blogged in detail on the Open Data Impacts blog. Abstract: Governments are increasingly making their data available online in standard formats and under licenses that permit the free re-use of data. Update Log 26th August 2010 – First version published ToDo Check formatting & proof-read online copyImprove the management of references using Zotero database of references The last 18 months have seen dramatic developments in the release of open government data (OGD) across the world. 3.3.

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