Entries by Ian H.

Raleigh Opens Data

Raleigh, NC – On Friday, March 15, 2013, Raleigh announced the launching of an Open Data Hub, Open Raleigh. While it has been released in a Beta form, this effort has the promise of creating a unified data platform across municipalities in the Triangle and hopefully ultimately across North Carolina. We at Technology Tank look forward […]

The Coming Mobile Explosion

Cary, NC – The WRALtechwire article “Data-to-go: Cisco forecasts staggering growth for mobile“, reports a compound annual growth rate of 66 percent for mobile traffic. “During the 2012 to 2017 forecast period, Cisco anticipates that global mobile data traffic will outpace global fixed data traffic by a factor of three.” Wow! As a municipality or business […]

Talking Open Data

Cary NC – Last night, Technology Tank Fellow Ian Cillay and myself met with Jason Hare, the Open Data Program Manager for the City of Raleigh to discuss Open Data and the upcoming Cary Open Data Day.  Jason will be a speaker at Cary Open Data Day. There were quite a lot of interesting things discussed […]

Cary Open Data Day – New Sponsor

Cary, NC – Bandwidth.com is generously supporting Cary Open Data Day as an Event Sponsor.  As I write, there are 68 Developers, Designers, Data Analysts, Policy Wonks, Hackers and Citizens registered for the event which will run most of the day of Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Cary Chamber of Commerce. There is still time for your […]

QR Codes – Novel Municipal Use

In Rio de Janeiro they are embedding QR codes as mosaics into sidewalks to give visitors a way to find out a wealth of information about their surroundings. Read more about it in the AP Article Brazil: bar codes on sidewalks give tourist info

QR Codes – Best Practices

Cary, NC – With the ubiquitous mobile devices we now carry comes a very popular way of getting content – the QR code; short for Quick Response. We are seeing QR codes everywhere, but is it safe to image just any QR code you come across? The answer is NO.

Are you Maximizing your Parks & Rec Investments?

Story by Managing Partner Ian Henshaw.  Cary, NC – Municipalities spend millions of dollars to build Parks and Recreation facilities.  Much time and effort is also spent in developing programming and then in advertising the programs.  With the explosion of mobile, social media and on-line search your citizens are now increasingly searching for information and […]