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Data as a Strategic Asset for European Governments

By Massimiliano Claps

The U.K. government is at the forefront of the evolution Western European governments are going through to leverage the strategic value of data. Government data was traditionally locked into vertically integrated application silos, which made it difficult to access them, share them, and aggregate disparate data sets to identify correlation. Over the past 10 years, Western European governments have taken a first step toward liberating data from those vertical silos through open data initiatives. But it is more recently with the increasing maturity of technologies and skills for Big Data and analytics that government executives have started to understand the true value of data as a strategic asset. That realization is leading governments to deploy information management architectures and governance processes to manage the end-to-end life cycle of data, from collection to management, improvement, and usage and monetization.

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IDC Government Insights, in conjunction with FedScoop, is excited to launch the Federal IT Rankings! The Call for Entries has now opened and we would like to welcome nominations of government institutions for the 2016 Federal IT Rankings. Read on for more information…

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