While big data presents myriad opportunities for improving government, the challenges of interpreting massive data sets demand a higher level of analytical skills, as well as a healthy respect for the unpredictability of human nature.
Posts Tagged: data analytics
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, How You Can Use Data Analytics to Change Government. Download the full guide here. What does 2016 look like for government IT? We may be in for a few surprises, but one thing is clear: data analytics will play a key role. There are several areas whereRead… Read more »
Do you know what your building is saying? IBM recently released a report on smarter building management, highlighting the importance of collecting, analyzing, and using the data that buildings provide. The benefits are plentiful: smarter building management can lead to energy conservation, improved efficiency and utilization, and better decision-making in the future. From elevators toRead… Read more »
Government has access to massive amounts of data, but what’s the point of all that data if you can’t take advantage of it? How should the data be stored? How can we sift through it all? What should we do with all of it? The answer is effective data analytical strategies. Which is why thisRead… Read more »
There are countless stories of agencies using analytics to improve online services and better track internal metrics. But the path to a successful big data analytics implementation requires proper long-term planning that addresses growth, flexibility, agility and the evolution of technology.
Analysts can work more efficiently now because they aren’t flooded with a sea of security alerts that realistically can’t all be addressed at the same time. Using analytics, they can prioritize anomalies and understand what data is leaving the network in an unauthorized way.
Given the vast quantity of data out there and the cost of management and analytical processes, many agencies have yet to transform data analytics into a real asset.
Spurred by serious concerns about the rise of opioid use statewide — and a fascination with data — state employees combined disparate datasets to visualize and combat Indiana’s drug epidemic.
It might seem counterintuitive that police departments are simultaneously trying to leverage more personal community relationships and deploying new technologies as means to decrease crime. Those two tactics seem like they would directly conflict with each other. In fact, a recent IBM report explains that investing in new technologies actually helps police departments better reachRead… Read more »
“It would be false to say that people are happily sharing their data with us.” That’s how the Department of Defense’s Col. Bob Saxon explained his agency’s efforts to open up government data. For all of its potential benefits, open data also presents security risks to those providing the information. From loss of agency confidentiality,Read… Read more »