Big Data

How to Get the Last Mile of Big Data

Public sector agencies at all levels are beginning to understand the enormous effect of data. With the click of a mouse, it is now possible to view the central role that data plays in government work, from the Census’s data visualization tools to data.gov, which houses over one hundred thousand unique government datasets for publicRead… Read more »

Conversations on Big Data Podcast Launch

The Partnership for Public Service is proud to announce the launch of Conversations on Big Data, a series of podcasts by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for The Business of Government to be released weekly. These discussions with federal agency leaders explore the power of analytics to enhance the way federalRead… Read more »

10 Elements of Proper Data Management

In today’s world, data powers economic growth, enables the shared economy, creates new kinds of social interactions and delivers valuable business intelligence to organizations – all while driving increased productivity and efficiency. Analysis of data presents the opportunity to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our society. It’s data that helps us understandRead… Read more »

Focusing on Goals Increases Payoff of Analytics

For several years, IBM and the Partnership for Public Service have partnered to bring lessons learned from industry leaders in the use of Big Data Analytics to our readers. This year we had a series of Conversations on Big Data, a Podcast series of discussions about using analytics in a number of creative and interestingRead… Read more »

Focusing on Goals Increases Payoff of Analytics – A Conversation on Big Data

For several years, IBM and the Partnership for Public Service have partnered to bring lessons learned from industry leaders in the use of Big Data Analytics to our readers. This year we had a series of Conversations on Big Data, a Podcast series of discussions about using analytics in a number of creative and interestingRead… Read more »

Algorithm Detected Ebola Outbreak Nine Days Before Health Authorities

There’s a great article over at TechRepublic by Lyndsey Gilpin on how the computer algorithm behind HealthMap detected the recent Ebola outbreak nine days before it was identified by health authorities. In How an algorithm detected the Ebola outbreak a week early, and what it could do next, Gilpin describes how by tracking, collating andRead… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Big Data [New Report]

Big data has revolutionized the way government agencies store, manage and collect data. Agencies can no longer rely on stable and structured data as a means to meet mission need. The way citizens engage with government has evolved, and the kinds of data processing services available have changed. Today, agencies must be able to quicklyRead… Read more »