Ottawa announces second action plan on open data

The Harper government will issue a new order exhorting federal bureaucrats to maximize their efforts to release eligible government data...

October 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon


UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Pleio is used by 75,000 in the Netherlands from all levels of government

How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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This is the kind of data scientist CIOs should get to know

It’s one of Hilary Mason’s favourite photographs from a slide presentation she uses to explain the idea of “data superpowers.”...

April 22nd, 2014 Shane Schick

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Ontario puts open data sets to an online vote: Here are three that CIOs should support

The federal government held a hackathon to drive interest in its open data program, but the province of Ontario will...

April 15th, 2014 Shane Schick


Digital economy strategy promises Canada will be “among world leaders”

The federal government has finally released its long-promised national digital economy strategy, one that promises that Canada "will rank among world...

April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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Treasury Board has 15 apps that prove its open data strategy is working

No matter who wins the $25,000 prize, Canada’s federal CIO believes the recent Canadian Open Data Experience competition reflects a...

March 25th, 2014 Shane Schick

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Californians can rate state on issues with digital report card

There are increasing calls for governments to use better technology to help listen to citizens. Whether its the open government...

March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Feds help fund $6 million Canadian open data agency

Ottawa and the private sector are putting a combined $6 million into an independent agency to “realize the full potential”...

February 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon