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Creating a More Open Web: OASIS Releases OData v4.0
Posted by Openness Team There is a vast amount of data available today that is being collected and stored at an unprecedented rate. Market demand is growing for easy use of this data across multiple platforms and devices, increasing the pressure to create a more open and transparent Web through standardized...
17 Mar 2014
How Governments Can Overcome Open Data Challenges
Posted by Openness Team According to a recent McKinsey and Company report, open data’s economic value is an astounding $3 to 5 trillion annually . The world’s citizens have the most to gain through higher-quality, more affordable consumer products and services, but this potential can’t...
12 Mar 2014
Socrata Releases Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365
Posted by Openness Team If you’re a Microsoft Excel fan who is hoping to use familiar technologies to meet the open data mandate , you should check out the just released Socrata Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365. By adding support for the Open Data Protocol (OData), an open standard...
11 Mar 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: Italy's Lombardia Region Uses Open Data to Build for the Future
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector Long recognized as an epicenter for business, technology, and cultural treasures, the Lombardia region in northern Italy has more recently earned a reputation as a leader in Europe’s open data movement. Lombardia...
7 Mar 2014
Catch the Peace Train: “Make Web Not War” Rolls On with Next Open Data Hackathon
Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada Last weekend’s Open Data Day Toronto 2014 (aka ODDTO14) brought together more than 300 public servants, community activists, and technology professionals to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies as part...
28 Feb 2014
International Open Data Day Supports Government Transparency and Local Economic Growth
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Citizens around the world are gathering for International Open Data Day to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies. The events welcome anyone with a passion to make their cities better, from developers...
21 Feb 2014
Meeting the Open Data Mandate with Innovative Technology
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector Without a doubt, there is growing demand among citizens for access to public data. This burgeoning global movement, commonly referred to as Open Data, is forever changing the way government agencies deliver information...
10 Jul 2013
Openness Customer Spotlight: Peel Children and Youth Initiative Opens Up Data and Opportunities for Local Children
Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead - Microsoft Canada Between after-school and dinnertime, there are many opportunities for children and youth to truly engage in their communities, particularly through quality after-school programs. The challenge, however, is not so much whether these recreational...
15 Oct 2013
Openness Customer Spotlight: How Data-Driven Decision Making is Transforming Government
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector History has demonstrated time and again that when available technology catches up to ideas, extraordinary things can happen. The combustion engine, the airplane, and the personal computer are just a few examples of...
23 Sep 2013
Open Source, Open Data, Open Learning: Supporting a More Open Web
Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada A few years ago, Microsoft Canada began hosting a series of events called Make Web Not War (MWNW). The concept was to assemble a group of thought leaders working with the latest technologies, open source or proprietary, and get everyone to...
1 Oct 2013
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