Posts Tagged: Big Data

Introducing the Big Data Playbook for Government

To learn more about how your agency can excel with big data, be sure to check out our guide: The Big Data Playbook for Government.  On August 31, 1854, the London district of Soho was struck with a cholera outbreak, and by September 10, the neighborhood had reported over 500 deaths. Curious as to howRead… Read more »

Smarter Care: Breaking Away From the One-Size-Fits-All Model

In partnership with IBM®, GovLoop is conducting a four-part guide series, The Journey to Big Data and Analytics Adoption. The final chapter below emphasizes how big data has allowed health agencies to break free from the one-size-fits-all model. Contributions to the chapter were made by GovLoop’s Pat Fiorenza, Senior Research Analyst and Matt Garlipp, ResearchRead… Read more »

Government Agencies Must Improve Their “Grade” on Talent Management

When asked to make an assessment on talent management, organizations give themselves a pretty dismal grade: a C minus, or a 1.5 grade point average (GPA), according to a recent, ambitious survey report from Deloitte. Organizations are struggling Specifically, more than 2,530 business and HR leaders evaluated their proficiencies on a number of “urgent” needsRead… Read more »

How IBM’s Watson is Informing Cancer Treatments

Nearly every industry is looking for new ways to capitalize on data. From transportation to public safety, the public sector is working to embed data into their decision-making process. This is especially true in the healthcare sector. As the medical community continues to create more and more data, there is now an unprecedented opportunity toRead… Read more »

Data Download – A Year In Open Data

In February, the Commence Department opened the Office of Digital Engagement. The idea was simple. Create an office where users can interact with the department on any communication channel. Twitter? Of course. Facebook? You bet. Even Instagram. “This year we put our Secretary on Instagram. She was the first cabinet member to be on Instagram,”Read… Read more »

Why Data is Your Key to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse

In our first chapter of the IBM and GovLoop guide series, we explained how big data has fundamentally changed the way government does business. But for many institutions, understanding the applications of big data is just the start of the analytics journey. In this chapter we dive deeper and focus on how deploying a data-drivenRead… Read more »

Learn the Latest in Big Data Technology

On Tuesday, December 9, leaders from industry, government and academia are joining together to discuss the latest developments with big data technologies, usage and analytics Cloudera and Carahsoft will sponsor the Tidewater Big Data Event, which will include presentations, lightning talks and demonstrations from big data experts. The event will take place from 8:30-4 atRead… Read more »

Stick to the Ohh/Aah Principle

Jer Thorp is a data artist. He literally breathes life into data, by creating interactive visualizations of immense data sets. At today’s GovDelivery 8th Annual Federal Federal Communications Summit, he introduced what he calls the Ohh/Aah Principle. This idea guides how he presents data and, after today, it should guide the way your present dataRead… Read more »