Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 7

6.       India needs to invest in creating a broadband infrastructure to facilitate movement of data. While we marvel at the telecom revolution in India, we should not forget that it has been restricted only to voice services. The real data revolution has been still-born because of lack of proper broadband infrastructure in India. Gov 2.0 … Continue reading Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 7

Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 5

4.       All financial spending data should be released in XBRL by Indian government departments. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is the lingua franca of accounting data. It is XML-based and is being increasingly adopted by companies worldwide (and in India). What it does is to allow data to be interpreted and processed in a standardised … Continue reading Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 5

Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 4

3.       India needs to make map and other geographical data freely available for mashups. Location is one of the most important elements of data analytics. Given India’s size and diversity, what is needed is the ability to layer information on maps and then do comparisons. Mapping technologies have advanced a lot through the years, and … Continue reading Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 4

Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 3

2.       India needs to leverage the new, emerging technologies of cloud, social and mobile across government. A combination of cloud computing, social media and mobile technologies promises to make technology implementations faster, better and cheaper, and at the same time more participative and real-time. Many implementations of this are now visible across the US. Some … Continue reading Gov 2.0: 10 Learnings for India – Part 3