Data analytics can be extremely helpful in improving efficiency and decision-making at agencies, but there are a number of organizational challenges IT leaders must overcome before they can implement effective data systems.
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The road to achieving tangible benefits is a journey that involves repeatable steps to ensure success. They include the forming, storming, norming and performing phases.
To successfully manage a new data analytics program, the entire agency must be united behind common goals. With the right data and the right systems for maintenance, your agency can adopt reliable and game-changing solutions.
“Governed visual analytics is essential,” said Heather Gittings, Director of Public Sector Market Development at Qlik. “Unfortunately, people hear governance and assume a heavy burden will be placed on the IT department. But that’s not the case.”
Forensics and investigations have been in place as long as even the most rudimentary justice systems have existed. In the past, however, investigations primarily relied on physical evidence or traditional forensics to build cases and prosecute criminals. Today, we more often hear the term “digital forensics.”
Here are some tips from our GovLoop community about incorporating data analytics into your agency operations
“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.”
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.
Don’t get too bogged down by the ways of the past, but don’t try to start all over when implementing a sustainable mindset in your community. It really is all about balance, and using the tools that are out there to improve your city’s capabilities.
Commerce rolled out a pilot program in spring 2016 to help educate and empower its employees to make data-driven decisions.