Data storytelling storytelling bridges the gap between accumulating data and doing something about it. Here’s how it’s done.
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Manually integrating their data costs agencies too much time and too much money. An industry expert explains how automation can help agencies tell a better data story.
Agencies have a wealth of unstructured data — images, audio recordings and other information that doesn’t fit neatly in traditional databases or lend itself to analysis by traditional data tools — at their fingertips. So how can government make sense of all this data? How can agencies actually use it?
To make evidence-based policy, takes more than information–it requires the ability to turn information into knowledge and to base decisions on it.
Data analytics, in simple terms, can be compared to doing a jigsaw puzzle: The automated analytic tools make much quicker sense of 1,000 random puzzle pieces than a human ever could. But the shift to data analytics requires some planning.
There’s nothing more transparent than raw data. But that’s not accessible to people. That’s where data visualization comes in. Increasingly, users expect data to be something they can see, not just read.
In the current data-driven landscape, business leaders across government need to be involved in using data. They need at least a working knowledge of the tools of data science and the ways data scientists generate their insights.
It isn’t only organizational efficiencies that make data literacy worthwhile. Fostering data acumen is tied to the core mission of government agencies: serving constituents.
According to a survey, 92% of organizations are investing in data and AI, but only 19% have successfully established a data culture.
In a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and Tableau, 60% of respondents said they did not have the data skills they were expected to have for their jobs.