It is said and accepted that we live in the age of the ‘information society’ and ‘knowledge economy’, however how really informed are we? Just what proportion of the terabytes of information accumulated by both the public and private sectors is readily and conveniently available to the persons, organisations and communities to whom it is relevant?
Furthermore, are both government and society able to derive the benefits, efficiencies, savings and opportunities that collective information resources have the potential to yield?
Unifi Scotland is particularly concerned that information relating to Scotland’s land and property base is not being shared as extensively and efficiently as it could be. Unifi suggests that:
- we are not as informed as we could be;
- only a small proportion of information is conveniently available and;
- benefits are not being fully realised.