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Blogs, Tutorials, and Case Studies made for data professionals

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Bridging the Digital Divide

Open data cannot live up to its potential until available data becomes accessible information – explore the historical gap and the progress being made.
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Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data?

Is There a Difference Between Open Data and Public Data? The short answer is: yes, and it's a big one.
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Building Customer Trust with Open Data

Namara provided World of Angus with the data they needed to transform their e-commerce platform, generating exponential traffic...
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How to Use External Data to Generate More Leads

Go2mobi tripled their click-through rate & increased location visits by 22%, from the benefits of customer segmentation and marrying external data with...
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Government Transparency: A Brief & Inaccurate History

Governments of every size and scope are increasingly launching transparency websites and open data portals - it doesn’t mean they’re doing it right.
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IBM and ThinkData Works to Find Your Dream Job

By leveraging Watson analytics, IBM built a standard hub for every job posting in the province, giving Ontarians a better chance to find their dream job.
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The Data Every City Should Release, & Why

What happens when we tear down separation between each city’s data? More problems are solved. Here are 6 elemental datasets - the Open Data Big Bang
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How Hackergal Bridges the Programming Gender Gap

With Hackergal, we can ensure that girls are empowered to fill these roles, help build a disruptive tech industry, and change the gender ratio in STEM.
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Open Data & Democracy: Promises, Realities, and Possibilities

Democracy is a system of government with two fundamental principles: free elections and alternative sets of policies from different political options.
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Rentlogic Builds a Tool to Protect Renters From Landlords

Landlords hold all the cards when negotiating a new rental agreement. Renters often don’t know that they’ve made the wrong choice until it’s too late.
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How OCE Uses Data to Develop Innovative Ideas

Access to data gave OCE their research teams the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and solutions for critical issues that impact Canada’s future.
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What is an Open Data Licence?

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why “open data” (something that is, by definition, free to use) includes licensing, you’re not alone.
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