Here are some tips from our GovLoop community about incorporating data analytics into your agency operations
In biological ecosystems, plants and animals rely on each other to spread energy throughout their ecosystems. Local governments increasingly are coming out of their silos and working together, sometimes in the form of collaboratives to bring people together to solve problems using data.
“The way forward for developing modern analytics capabilities in the cloud requires an agile approach,” said Michael Kennedy, Director of Public Sector Cloud Strategy at Catapult. “While there are times when it is necessary to build big to accommodate massive amounts of information, that is the exception, not the norm.”
Based on feedback from our data analytics survey, several agencies are developing capabilities in-house. Others are using cloud-based, open source and custom-built tools. So what’s the best option for your agency?
By fully using cloud and mobility services, organizations prepare for the next phase of government operations and take advantage of all that technology has to offer.
The amount of data that agencies need to find and parse through at any given time can be daunting. In addition to analyzing mountains of information, analysts need to determine how the insights they glean can improve mission operations.
Commerce rolled out a pilot program in spring 2016 to help educate and empower its employees to make data-driven decisions.
Whether it’s business intelligence or data warehousing, the cloud allows organizations to shift away from managing their infrastructure to put more of their time and resources into their core missions.
Although they’re not an entirely new undertaking in government, many program offices, sub-agencies and even larger departments are still working through strategies to fully embrace analytics.
A variety of market drivers have brought government to the tipping point of needing critically improved data analytics.