What does Open Data mean for Enterprises? Why Linked Open Data meets Business Needs Andreas Blumauer Semantic Web Company (SWC) http://www.semantic-web.at OKFN / OGD Austria http://www.opendata.at OKCon 2011, Berlin July, 1st, 2011
“ In California visitors to the State’s spending transparency website report unnecessary spending to the government and, after only a few months of operation, the website had already saved the state over $20 million .”
Typical questions about Open Data in business environments Is the data published under a well known license? Is it stable? Can we trust the author? Is the source reliable? Can we process the data in our intranet? Is it in the cloud? Is the data up-to-date? What is the economic value of using open data for us? Can we get the data in a format/standard which we can process? Are we allowed to mash the data with ours, can we afford the costs to that? Does data quality correspond to our criteria?