In this post, our Head of Local Government Glen Ocsko looks at 4 reasons why open source data can help local government organisations provide better services.
In this post, our Head of Local Government Glen Oskco explores the role that open source data has to play in local government digital evolution, and how local governments can create better services for their people by becoming data-driven.
In this post, our Head of Local Government Glen Ocsko takes a look at three ways local governments can start to address these challenges and start embedding the process of digital evolution in their organisations.
Continuing his series on data-driven organisations, our Senior Engineer John Nicholas dives deeper into the problem of data and the importance of identifying the distinction between ‘data-driven organisations’ and ‘informed learning organisations’.
Why we should care about data-driven organisations? We will look at the specific problem that drives our inquiry into this area and forms the basis of the direction in how this large topic can be broken down.
We live in a world increasingly intertwined with software; the Internet of Things allows companies to collect data relating to not only what we type, but on where we are, who we are with, how we drive our vehicles, and more intimate details like our sleeping patterns and heart rates. In the near future it will be trivial to sequence an individual’s genomic information and make predictions about their personality traits and health.
You should always prefer to create complex data structures over complex program logic. In fact, making complex data structures that are intelligent will eliminate the need for complex program logic. This will lead to a more robust system that’s easier to reason about and has less code to maintain.