Palo Alto unveiled a new tool that gives citizens unprecedented views of how the city spends and collects their money. It’s the latest example of how towns can draw on their rich troves of data to redefine relationships between people and government.
IT officials in cities and towns are far cooler towards the notion of cloud computing than their peers in state and federal government, according to new IDC research. That’s surprising considering how much they could save by making the move, experts say.
As more “open data” comes online, finding the right data, managing its access and workflow, and fostering collaboration, is the problem startup Junar wants to attack with its new Open Data Platform. Customers can try it out for free, starting now.