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Data standardization poses challenge for Satu Data plan

  • Yunindita Prasidya

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 10 2020   /  01:00 am
Know your stuff: Using a cloud-based open-source database management system can provide more affordable information technology (IT) infrastructure. However, this requires hiring a third-party consultant to administer, which might pose a threat to data privacy. Therefore, IT consultants suggest that companies have their own teams to run these open-source systems.(Shutterstock/ESB Professional)

Government agencies have reported that data standardization and interoperability, or the ability for data to be exchanged between systems, are among the challenges authorities face in establishing a data portal initiative referred to as Satu Data Indonesia (One Data Indonesia). The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), which acts as the program’s director, explained that the agency was instituting a standard on data collection and data filing between state agencies in order to increase efficiency within the system.  “So far, we know that there is no standard in [our] data, whereas we hope that data can support the planning, execution, evaluation and control of [the country's] development,” Bappenas expert staff member and secretariat coordinator of Satu Data Indonesia Oktorialdi said during a webinar on Tuesday. Indonesia has been strug...