Councils across England could be on the brink of a 'real-time data revolution', according to the results of a new survey.
A survey by Software Solved found more than nine out of 10 councils believed that real-time data – which enables information to be delivered to users as soon as it is collected – will help make services better and more cost-effective.
A However, almost one in ten council in the survey said it was difficult to access the data they collected and only 19% said they were effective at using it.
A But 95% had started or were planning to invest in the data technology in the next 12-18 months.
A Software Solved managing director, Anthony Peake, said: 'Whilst most have yet to unlock the ability of data to improve services, reduce costs and better engage with citizens, the study shows that 97% of local authorities now recognise that improved data visualisation tools would be of value to their council and the vast majority intend to do something about it.'