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Listpoint identified as Cool Vendor in new Gartner report on information governance and MDM

We are delighted to announce that a leading analyst firm has named Listpoint as a “Cool Vendor” in its 2013 report on information management and Master Data Management. Click here for the release about the new report.

How to save £650m, and how to create more value from open government data

If you were offered immediate savings of £650 million, wouldn’t you leap at the opportunity? Those savings are on a plate for UK government to pick up from the cost of integrating data across federated databases. All it needs is for the true meaning of open data to be adopted – for the code lists and data standards that go with government data to be made open so they can be re-used and recycled. Read Dermot Joyce’s blog for the Open Data Institute here and see David Mitton’s presentation at the ODI here, and you can hear it here, on how to create more value from government open data. From fly tipping and dumping to recycling and reusing of data.

First benchmark survey of Open Data understanding across UK public sector

Significant economic and social benefits are expected from the application of Open Data including new jobs and better, lower cost, public services. As a key enabler of open data and big data, Listpoint has direct experience of helping the public sector make data accessible and interoperable. Listpoint commissioned quantitative research across the UK public sector, undertaken by Dods, to stimulate informed discussion on how the effective uptake and application of open data can best be progressed – click here for a summary, and click here for the associated press release.

Listpoint publishes the Common Procurement Vocabulary

ListPoint has recently published the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) in a machine readable format within the European Commission Joinup site. CPV is a classification system, maintained by DG MARKET, meant for indicating the main subject of a tender in a standardised way. The purpose is to improve the transparency of public procurement subject to European regulations. As ListPoint is one of the federated repositories on Joinup, the asset is also available through the federation of semantic assets. For more information, read the full article here.

European Commission launches online service to promote semantic interoperability

Listpoint is a key contributor to this new, Europe-wide, online service that helps developers find and re-use semantic assets. The press release explains how this new services builds interoperability to aid travel, business and countless other areas of daily life.

Open Data Institute launches in London

The Open Data Institute has launched in London, with the ambition of creating economic, environmental, and social value by unlocking the supply and, generating demand for open data, as well as creating and disseminating knowledge to address local and global issues. We will convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We will enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring.

Inspiring transformation

The Policy Exchange think tank has published a report to inspire policymakers around the opportunity for data and analytics to transform public service delivery, to sound a note of caution about the challenges this agenda poses for the public sector, and to make recommendations for how government might begin to realise the former whilst addressing the latter.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global effort to make governments better by increasing transparency and accountability. OGP is overseen by a steering committee of governments and civil society organizations and is currently led by the UK Government. Also, Listpoint is an approved supplier on Open Government Partnership..

Easier ways to manage countless lists

David Mitton talks to about easier ways to manage countless lists.

Why reference data matters.

In this article Malcolm Chisholm on how reference data is essential to make data models work. Useful for those with developing knowledge of open data and big data.

Listpoint to join European government group

Listpoint set to join European government group - the ADMS-enabled federation aftter being recognised as a central repository for maintaining code lists.

Solving the Common Standards Problem

David Eaves talks about Listpoint and solving the common standards problem in the open data space

Open data: A digital opportunity for social, economic and financial wins

Listpoint’s Sales and Marketing Director David Mitton reflects on the recent GovCamp Scotland initiative and the potential for greater digital collaboration in Scottish Policy now.

Can you evolve data standards through bottom-up data integration?

Listpoint’s Sales and Marketing Director David Mitton answers this question in this month’s Informatica Marketplace (June 2012).

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