Access Canberra Program
The Australian Capital Territory Government's Access Canberra initiative highlights the issues and opportunities created by the islands of information present in the Big Data and semantic world.
The multitude of islands make it extremely difficult to deliver public services in a citizen-driven context where operational decisions are compromised through a complete lack of holistic situational data.
Operational decisions are compromised through a lack of complete situational data and the information needed to do strategic service and resource planning is often out of date before it can be assembled.
Access Canberra strives not to centralise data or even bring under central control but to make it accessible and exploitable for improved service design and delivery based on both citizen and community benefit value - that is, evidence based policy.
Unlike Enterprise Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Surround is an Enterprise Information Exploitation Capability (EIEC) closely coupled to the enterprise's purpose.