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How to Adopt Open Data for Business Data and Analytics — And Why You Should

Published: 28 October 2015

ID: G00278409

Analyst(s): Alan D. Duncan , Douglas Laney


The public sector is embracing open data to innovate as well as engage and build trust with citizens. Information management and business analytics leaders in commercial businesses should embrace open-data practices to the same ends, deriving new organizational value in the process.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Identify What Type of Data and Analytics Will Be Shared, and Why
    • Identify Business Benefits of Open-Data Innovation
  • Adopt the Internal Data-Sharing Approach of "Open by Default"
  • Extend Sharing of Corporate Data to the Outside World
    • Develop Information Management Capabilities to Support and Govern Open Data
  • Use Evaluation of Open-Data Publication to Mitigate Risks, Not Prevent Publication

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