Big data: are we making a big mistake?
Big data is a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media
New RSS research finds ‘data trust deficit’, with lessons for policymakers
A new survey by Ipsos MORI for the Royal Statistical Society suggests that there is a general 'data trust deficit', and that public support for sharing personal data depends very much on who it is
How much is your personal data worth?
British ministers are looking at changes that will allow HMRC to sell taxpayers' data to third parties. Putting aside the privacy issues, how much is personal data worth?
A new Jisc / HESA offer for business intelligence - Myles Danson, Ste…
Business Intelligence (BI) can provide accurate, up to date and easily-accessible data about your organisation and its environment, allowing your college or un…
Friday lunchtime lecture - The business of Open Data, where's the benefit? | Business Model | Economics
Friday lunchtime lecture - The business of Open Data, where's the benefit? - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or view presentation slides online. The business of Open Data: where's the benefit? 8, February 2013 The passion and excitement around Open Data is palpable across many sectors but what are the benefits and value for business? Jeni Tennison, Technical Director at the Open Data Institute, discussed business models that support publishing open data and what further…
The Open Data Institute (ODI) equip, connect and inspire people around the world to innovate with data. Co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI provides events, training, membership and consultancy around open data.
Big data research to get £70 million boost
David Willetts is set to unveil £72.6 million of new funding to help academics unlock the potential of “big data”.
Review of the evidence of the value of the Linked Data approach
The “linked data” approach is, simply put, a way of presenting data that makes it easy to re-use. It is considered by many to be a pragmatic expression of the decade-old concept of a semantic web. Linked data is often intimately related to the idea of Open Data, however, the semantic technologies that support linked data are of equal use in a more closed context, and this project will consider both cases. There is significant pressure within the public sector to publish data, and there has…
Open Data’s Business Value Isn’t That Important
This is a cross-post from the Sunlight Foundation blog, written by Director of Sunlight Labs, Tom Lee. See the original post here. The recent Open Government Partnership meetings in London have pro…