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OpenText Jumps on Open Data Bandwagon #ODD2014

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OpenText is not in the habit of giving away money. Neither is the Canadian government. However, in recent weeks, each has given $3 million to the newly formed Open Data Institute in Canada.

But open data is not a Canadian initiative, it is a global movement that is creeping into businesses everywhere — and the focus of an International Open Data Day tomorrow.

Granicus Helps Grow Citizen Participation with New Features

granicus_logo_2010.jpgIt’s not often the words transparency and citizen engagement are used in the same sentence, but they are essential elements if you really want to innovate and evolve your community into taking meaningful action. Which is why the folks at Granicus announced new features aimed at empowering its Citizen Participation Suite users to better collect and analyze feedback from their community.

'Open Government' Initiatives Give Developers Access to Government Data

They're from the government and they're here to help you. No, really. Some of the biggest collectors of data are the various governments, whether on a national, state and regional or local level. Increasingly, governments are making this data available to developers, who are using it to produce applications.

Granicus Advances Government Transparency with Daystar

Granicus Advances Government Transparency with Daystar Granicus (news, site) announced the acquisition of Daystar Computer Systems this week, resulting in the combination of cloud-based government transparency tools and agenda management products. Together, the companies hope to boost innovation and enrich transparency, legislative workflows, and citizen collaboration.

Granicus Growth Highlights Push for Open Government

 Granicus Growth Highlights Push for Open Government Granicus (news, site) recently revealed a strong Q4, increasing new client additions by 100% over Q4 2009 and exceeding sales results from Q1 and Q2 2010 combined. The surge in the company's numbers not only reflects the effectiveness of their offerings, but also the growing need for open government and transparency initiatives. 

Granicus Furthers Government Transparency with Partner Program and Open Platform API

granicus_logo_2010.jpgWith increased government transparency in mind Granicus (news, site) has launched a new Open Platform API and Certified Partner Network.

Open World Forum 2010: Openness in the Land of Liberté

OpenWorldForum2010.jpgIf your company or project is heavily involved in the open scene (open source, open data, open government, etc) then one conference you may want to consider for 2010 is the Open World Forum (news, site). Not only do you get a chance to hobnob with people working and thinking hard on how to further drive openness on many levels, you get to do it in Paris.

UK Gov Surpasses US Gov in Number of Public, Open Data Sets

ukflag-leader.jpgIn the never-ending argument over which country is Number 1, the UK has just surpassed the US in one particular area: that of open data.

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