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Junar Named a "Cool Vendor" in Government by Gartner

May 28, 2014

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

Junar, a leading provider of open data solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, as a "Cool Vendor in Government, 2014."

"We believe Junar's inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner validates our vision of making open data simple and affordable for government organizations looking to increase transparency and citizen engagement," said Diego May, co-founder of Junar.

Junar delivers an easy-to-use, cloud-based open data platform that enables governments to open datasets to the public to drive new opportunities, collaboration and transparency. With the Junar Open Data Platform, government agencies can:

Meet legislative Open Data requirements.

Easily deploy and maintain Open Data without expensive IT investments.

Provide a consistent method for publishing and sharing data that works for any department or agency.

Reduce the cost of information handling and improve internal efficiencies.

Make data more accessible and empower citizens to engage proactively with their local government.

Use the Junar API to allow third-party developers to access data from their applications programmatically.

Stimulate innovation and development from private citizens and enterprises that promotes the overall growth of communities.

Junar is the open-data platform of choice for transparency-focused cities in California such as Sacramento, Palo Alto, San Jose and Pasadena. Junar also has a strong presence in Latin America, where its platform is used by the federal governments of Chile and Costa Rica, as well as cities in Peru and Argentina.

"Many government entities are reluctant to open data to the public for fear of complexity, a large time investment or untenable IT costs," added May. "As we feel the Gartner report validates, Junar makes open data simple, affordable and accessible for all organizations looking to reap the many benefits of opening the people's data."

At the April Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Dubai, Andrea Di Maio, managing vice president at Gartner, said that "cost effective open data" was one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for Smart Government (press release). "Smart government integrates information, communication and operational technologies to planning, management and operations across multiple domains, process areas and jurisdictions to generate sustainable public value," she added.

About Junar

A global company with offices in Dallas, Silicon Valley, Latin America and Israel, Junar provides a cloud-based open data platform that enables innovative organizations worldwide to quickly, easily and affordably make their data accessible to all. Using the Junar platform, initial datasets can be published in a few weeks, providing greater transparency, driving collaboration and citizen engagement and freeing up precious staff resources. For more information, go to

About the Cool Vendors Report

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner, Cool Vendors in Government, 2014, Rick Howard, Jeff Vining, Jerry Mechling, Bryan Pagliano, Neville Cannon, April 30, 2014.

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