Analytics

Follow the Data — and Follow the Money: How to Save State Taxpayers $21.5M a Year

Here’s a question. Say you are the facilities manager for a government building. How do you keep track of the operating status of all the equipment and infrastructure within the building? Would you know if a chiller was not operating at peak efficiency? Now, hold that thought… Wind the calendar back to 2008. Recognizing aRead… Read more »

Analytics in Action: City of Dubuque Case Study

Just like water, data flows from many different places and can be difficult to control. “Information is our generation’s next natural resource,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO. But using analytics to uncover, capture, and mind trends in information can help agencies lower costs, maximize limited resources, and improve overall operational efficiency. To help you understandRead… Read more »

Is Data the Next Natural Resource?

Data is poised to change everything we do. Just as fossil fuels transformed the global economy a century ago, data should be considered the next untapped, raw natural resource. For public agencies, this wealth of information provides enormous opportunities for greater cost efficiency, service delivery effectiveness and connectivity between the centralized operations and the widelyRead… Read more »

Creating resilience with public/private partnerships—and planning

Creating resilience with public/private partnerships—and planning By Chuck Brooks http://executive.mit.edu/blog/2014/02/creating-resilience-with-publicprivate-partnerships-and-planning/ * Please also see link at bottom of article for my presentation at MIT Innovations Forum in Moscow on global cybersecurity. Thanks @ChuckDBrooks Public/private partnerships are critical to the success of government operations that provide essential services and benefits. Such partnerships can help agencies reduceRead… Read more »

Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?

Analytics guru Thomas Davenport says that the field of strategic analytics has been upped a notch to “3.0” with the recent trend of shifting the use of analytic methods from improving internal operational efficiency to improving the operation of products and services. Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, says “Some ofRead… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Analytics a Reality at Your Agency

Just like water, data flows from many different places and can be difficult to control. “Information is our generation’s next natural resource,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO. But using analytics to uncover, capture, and mind trends in information can help agencies lower costs, maximize limited resources, and improve overall operational efficiency. To help you understandRead… Read more »

2014 Data Innovation Day Report: Lessons for Building a ‘Smart City’

“All of a sudden it is cool to be a data geek.” Spoken enthusiastically by Tim Paydos of IBM, these words perfectly encapsulated the mood of Thursday’s 2014 Data Innovation Day. The conference, now in its second year, is a product of the Center for Data Innovation, a non-partisan think tank that researches the growingRead… Read more »