Harnessing the Power of Big Data

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 quickly and efficiently capture and manage a multitude of data types, including unstructured data, such as e-mail and social media. Agencies must filter through the noise and turn volumes of information into actionable insights.

Through qualitative and quantitative analyses, this executive research brief will highlight the common challenges, best practices and pertinent issues surrounding big data adoption in the public sector. Our report includes:

  • Results from a big data survey of 152 public-sector employees.
  • Insights from industry expert Kevin Shelly, vice president of the public-sector business at MarkLogic.
  • Best practices for big data adoption.

It’s clear that big data offers the opportunity for government agencies to improve their missions performing and service delivery. But we wonder: Is government ready?