NuCivic Joins Forces with Acquia and Carahsoft [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NuCivic is partnering with Acquia and Carahsoft to launch NuData Enterprise, a fully open source software-as-a-service (SaaS) open data management solution.
According to a company release, NuData, based on Drupal, will allow governments to comply with open data mandates and spur new economic opportunity for entrepreneurs to build businesses based on government data.
NuCivic said that to date, the most established open data publishing tools have either been proprietary SaaS solutions, or open source projects.
The former results in vendor lock-in and limits the ability for governments to customize their own solution, while the latter traditionally has lacked enterprise-grade commercial support and security-certified hosting.
"Now for the first time, governments can employ an 'OpenSaaS' approach to open data mandates," said NuCivic CEO Andrew Hoppin. "NuData allows governments the freedom and flexibility to either self-host and innovate on an open source platform, or to easily deploy a full-featured turnkey solution, with enterprise grade support and security, all without the constraint and risk of vendor lock-in inherent in a traditional SaaS model."
"NuData Enterprise offers a unified solution for government agencies looking to improve digital citizen engagement as they meet the requirements of open data mandates," said Drupal founder Dries Buytaert. "Agencies gain greater agility with Drupal, and with NuData Enterprise, they'll lower their total cost of ownership for their digital open government initiatives."
NuData Enterprise Highlights
-NuData is based on an open source distribution of the Drupal content management system, the same popular, highly customizable, open source software that thousands of governments already run.
-NuCivic has partnered with: Acquia, which provides an open cloud platform for Drupal-powered sites, and Carahsoft, the trusted government IT solutions provider.
-Features include bulk data/API hosting and management, visualization and mapping tools, a back-end administrative management system and easy-to-use theming configuration.
NuCivic delivers cloud-based open source (OpenSaaS) civic software solutions.
Acquia is a digital business company.
Carahsoft Technology is a Government IT solutions provider.
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