Customers are increasingly demanding personalized, user-friendly, and faster services. As a part of the open data movement of the past decade, huge volumes of data have been released under unrestricted licenses that enable this data to be used, reused, and redistributed for profit and for nonprofit purposes. Open data can enable the development of innovative products and services. This IDC Government Insights Perspective highlights 10 applications and services that have been developed on top of open data.
"Cleaning open data for usage requires work, but the added value that open data can provide to businesses is substantial. The use of open data can catalyze innovation and the development of new and better citizen services." — Senior Research Analyst Julia Neuschmid, IDC Government Insights