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Knowing An Organization’s Data Management Maturity Promotes Effective Open Data Program Planning

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  By  Dennis D. McDonald, Ph.D Hearing about an  open data program like the EPA's  makes you realize how the many interrelated program components can impact open data program planning in a complex organization. Inventorying the assets of such an organization makes you aware of this very quickly, especially when you step back and evaluate where each data element in the inventory came from, where each data element is going, and how it's going to get there. Each data element in a data asset inventory has its own " lifecycle " that when properly managed provides a framework for tracking and optimizing how data are used from creation through obsolescence. In most cases data are managed in groups. Data groupings can be defined in a myriad of ways. Some approaches reflect how data are physically organized. Other groupings involve development different categories of metadata that have been standardized for use across different data sets. An example of the latter is shown in I

BALEFIRE GLOBAL IS A MICROSOFT CITYNEXT PARTNER

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                    Engage with your citizens and choose the right open data platform by using BaleFire Global CityNet Services OPEN DATA IS CHANGING HOW CITYNEXT CITIES OPERATE For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and by 2050 nearly 70 percent of the global population will live in cities. That is an additional 2.7 billion people. Cities are gathering places for higher education, they drive advances in public safety, healthcare, and the modernization of public services – they are the engines of new ideas and businesses that will drive technology adoption and breakthroughs in the future. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BALEFIRE GLOBAL AND MICROSOFT CITYNEXT  Microsoft CityNext is a global people-first initiative to position Microsoft as a trusted advisor and vendor of choice for regions, cities and municipalities. It is an umbrella campaign that brings together the breadth of Microsoft technology tailored to the needs of local and regio