Periodically, Ministries of energy, tourism and Digital Agenda and Finance and Public Service through the The National observatory of telecommunications and information society (ONTSI), published the Study of Infomediario Sector in spain . A paper that analyses in detail the activities and impact of an industry which, only in the year 2015, it generated a turnover of between 600 and 750 million euros.
The fourth edition of this report contains data infomediarias 535 enterprises during the year 2015; companies specialized in the development of applications, products and services of added value based on the reuse of public and private information, whose personal data have been obtained through the implementation of a survey to operators.
A booming industry since 46% of companies that demand has increased over the past year (2015), a 7 per cent over the previous edition; moreover, since the year 2011 the activity of the companies would have grown reutilizadoras 63 per cent.
In particular, to study identifies ONTSI demands such as the following:
- Homogeneity of information at the regional and local levels.
- Greater proactivity in information management of public administrations, encouraging the opening by default.
- Better availability and quality of public data, encouraging the structured data in open formats reusable, interoperability.
- Development of ICT tools to facilitate the automation of processes of access, debugging, treatment, enrichment and analysis of public data.
- Promoting collaboration público-privada for the development of the market infomediario and better target the demand.
And it was also pointed out that the administration itself can improve the reuse of their own data.
With regard to the future of the industry, companies cover a wide range of possibilities linked to the development of products or services aimed at decision-making in real time, based on analysis of social networks, intelligent cities, and new tools that allow for the management and interpretation automated data. In this respect, it was also pointed out that progress in the big data and tools for their exploitation and support will be crucial elements for future development of the sector.