Gartner Research

Opening and Exchanging Company Data

Published: 10 April 2018

ID: G00370244

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from thirteen members regarding opening, using, and exchanging company data with other entities. We begin this summary by examining members’ overall philosophies and current positions toward opening and exchanging company data. From there, we dive deep on members that produce open data, examining their drivers for opening company data, the kinds of data they share, and the major benefits and barriers they have encountered. We then discuss members that consume open data, identifying their drivers for and concerns with leveraging external data and the regulatory requirements that affect their data consumption. We close with an examination of members’ specific concerns around sharing data with the public sector.

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