Nomination Period Underway for the 2012 Government Big Data Solutions Award

You, dear readers, know more than most that the amount of data being created is growing faster than humans can analyze. But you also know that fast analysis over data can help humanity solve some very tough challenges. This fact is moving the globe towards new “Big Data” solutions.

Government use of Big Data is of particular note.

The government has special abilities to focus research in areas like Health Sciences, Economics, Law Enforcement, Defense, Geographic Studies, Environmental Studies, Bioinformatics, and Computer Security. Each of those can be well served by Big Data approaches. There are also many areas of direct government service to citizens which can benefit from Big Data solutions.

Shortly put: Big Data innovation in and around governments holds great promise of enhancing our lives.

Our blog at CTOvision and our research arm at CTOlabs have both long had a Big Data in Government focus and last year we sponsored the first “Government Big Data Solutions Award” to help highlight some of the best solutions to Big Data challenges in the government space. Our goal in highlighting these solutions is to help share lessons learned and continue to accelerate Big Data solutions. To do that we need your help. We need to know the best solutions to evaluate for consideration of the award. Therefore: with this post we are announcing the beginning of our nomination period for the 2012 award.

We are seeking nominations which highlight best practices in solving Big Data challenges, especially those built around the Apache Hadoop framework of solutions.

Award winners will be written up in our online technology reviews at CTOlabs.com and published in the Government Big Data Newsletter. A presentation of awards is also being planned for Fall 2012.

Please let us know your nomination for awardees. Candidates from industry and government worthy of recognition are being sought. Selection of the top five nominees and an overall winner will be by a panel of judges made up of industry and government Big Data experts.

To nominate a solution see: http://ctolabs.com/big-data-award

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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