Data almost always has some geographical element tied to it, whether it’s polling figures, or population or crime statistics. So surely geospatial analysis should be transforming public services? A new report by Deloitte, X no longer marks the spot, suggests that there is so much data available that organisations are struggling to mine its full potential,
We’ve discussed some of the challenges of central government in terms of ICT, for example, how cloud is changing the mechanics of government. Another article mentioned the view of Peter Madden, chief executive of Future Cities Catapult, that cities do not necessarily have the staff with the skills to use the data that they collect.
We’ve written before about a number of cities across the globe moving to cloud computing systems for their public administration. However, central government has perhaps seemed a little more reluctant to commit to cloud computing. But no longer. Like its local counterparts, central government has many good reasons for moving to cloud-based systems. There are
TEDCity2.0 was a day-long event which took place on 20th September 2013. It brought together people interested in the future of cities, including urban planners, politicians, architects and city dwellers, and invited them to open their minds. The curators of the event, Courtney Martin and John Cary, explained in a blog article that they wanted
We believe that one of the most interesting ideas emerging from discussions about sustainable cities is the idea of citizen-generated apps, ones that individuals or companies have created to do interesting things or provide useful information in cities. And why is this especially interesting? Because it’s driven by users and because it harnesses the ‘internet
One of our key research objectives is to open a dialogue with government and business policy makers and software managers in order to explore the pace of adoption of open source software (OSS). The nature of OSS means that it is difficult to form a macro view and to compare a country’s progress with others.