Tag Archives: Government

Connecting the intelligence dots will require clout

By Doyle McManus The former head of the federal Information Sharing Environment says agencies must be forced to adopt common systems for tagging information, flagging what’s important and making sense of it quickly. Most of the new federal agencies created … Continue reading

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London Mayor announces public ‘datastore’

City Hall to make civic data freely available online to encourage transparency and to open commercial opportunities to software developers The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a plan to make 200 data sets owned by the Greater London … Continue reading

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Local Governments Offer Data to Software Tinkerers

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Published: December 6, 2009, The New York Times A big pile of city crime reports is not all that useful. But what if you could combine that data with information on bars, sidewalks and subway stations … Continue reading

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Gartner Predicts that Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools Production Deployments Will Grow Five-Fold through 2012

Future of BI to Be Discussed at Gartner Business Intelligence Summits, in London, Sydney, and Las Vegas Once the preserve of cash-strapped organizations, open-source business intelligence (BI) tools are becoming a mainstream deployment option for all kinds of BI usage, … Continue reading

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H1N1 Flu Tracked By E-Prescription Data

By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee , InformationWeek Rhode Island is the first state in the U.S. to begin tracking swine flu outbreaks using e-prescription data. State public health officials are electronically monitoring possible H1NI outbreaks based on e-prescription data from pharmacies … Continue reading

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UK Patients to rate GP practices online

The UK Government recently announced that it is opening up more choice for patients as they will soon be able to register with a GP practice of their choice. This new tool will help patients make that choice and is … Continue reading

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Europe needs overall data strategy

European scientists make use of increasingly large amounts of data derived from a wide variety of sources. This data, often coming from repositories across Europe, is used not just in checking experimental hypotheses, but also for supporting new hypotheses, novel … Continue reading

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