Doorda News

5 ways businesses can cultivate a data-driven culture

June 20th, 2017

Great step by step guide from Rewrite on how organisations can embed data as part of their day to day operations. Numbers 4 and 5 provide a bit more depth and thought over the usual get buy in (more…)

Wrangling big data results in big frustrations

April 8th, 2017

Analyst’s find it difficult and frustrating wrangling “big data”.


Open Data Barometer 2015

April 17th, 2017

The Open Data barometer is Produced by the World Wide Web Foundation it’s a global, collaborative effort, with input from over 150 researchers and government representatives. In total it takes over six (more…)

Open data round up – Canada

April 3rd, 2017

Over the past few months we’ve noticed a big increase in the mentions of Open data in Canada, so we thought it was time to take a closer look. (more…)

Prescription Savings Worth Millions Identified by analysing open data

March 27th, 2017

An innovative start-up has found a simple way to save millions of pounds by using open data connected to prescriptions released by the NHS. This dataset has information on the prescriptions being issued by (more…)

Open data round up – Africa

March 13th, 2017

There’s no doubting African citizens desire to catch up with the leading open data nations. The more access they have to open data the easier it’ll be to spot fraudulent activity whilst also helping to make (more…)

Open data and US law

February 27th, 2017

“I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
-President Barack Obama, January 14th 2010


Strange ways of using data

February 13th, 2017

Data isn’t always dry numbers and spreadsheets. If it’s open data or freely shared, it can be mashed up, visualised, analysed and served in a range of strange but oddly wonderful ways. (more…)

Non Domestic Rate collections in England 2016-17

January 30th, 2017

This information is derived from the national non-domestic rates returns submitted by all 326 billing authorities in England. (more…)

Chinese government’s startup investment fund is bigger than the GDP of Denmark

January 16th, 2017

China is doing innovation at a scale unseen in the West


Open Government Index 2015

July 26th, 2016

The World Justice Project (WJP) Open Government Index™ calculates scores on government openness based on responses to household surveys and questionnaires. The index currently covers 102 countries (more…)

Open Data portal news from the US

July 20th, 2016

It looks like the US is really starting to the get the Open data bug. Back in May 2013, and following up on earlier announcements, President Barack Obama issued an executive order  (more…)