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Don McIntosh - STR

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The business case for SDMX
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:58:20 PM »


Last year, I wrote a paper to explore the business case for SDMX. It covers questions such as why an organisation should bother to introduce SDMX, how it might benefit from doing so, and how to make a start. For those interested, I've pasted the intro for the paper below and you can download the full PDF here:

I would really appreciate it if any readers could point out other papers, presentations, blog posts etc on this topic. Given that one of the main themes for the SDMX global conference in May this year will be about making a business case for SDMX to statistical managers, it would be nice to have a list of such resources for people to peruse before attending the conference.

Government organizations are responsible and accountable for collating large volumes of statistical data, and making them coherent. This data often forms the basis of important proposals and decisions. There are significant costs and exposure to risk if data is misinterpreted - both for data providers, who can lose credibility, and aggregators, who can suffer significant losses if they are basing decisions on poor quality information.

Well-structured, reliable data and metadata is critical to reducing the costs and the risks for many organizations involved in the exchange of government data.

Most shared government data is statistics

Within federal and state government agencies, there is an increasing volume of shared data. Much of this data is in the form of authoritative statistics, used to measure and track a wide range of activities, that are captured in operational government systems or deliberately measured through systematic surveys and censuses.

The challenge for agencies is to efficiently and effectively provide and/or collect these statistics and share them with other organizations, and increasingly, with the public as well.

SDMX can revolutionize statistical exchange

Emerging open standards and new technologies offer an opportunity for organizations to reduce costs and compliance issues and be more proactive and efficient in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data. This paper will describe the challenges to doing so, and how a growing standard for statistics, SDMX, can help.

DannyDelcambre - Eurostat

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Re: The business case for SDMX
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 05:16:28 AM »


The link to this document has changed. The new URL is: