Posts Tagged: report

Harnessing the Power of Big Data [New Report]

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… Read more »

Social Media Metrics for Government: A New Manager’s Handbook

One of the most important questions to ask during a job interview or when preparing for an annual review is: “What constitutes success” or “what does success look like.” For private sector organizations, there are often very easily quantifiable metrics: number and size of sales, or year-to-year growth. Even in the nonprofit sector, there can… Read more »

Implementing Big Data Projects: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

This article was originally posted by Dan Chenok on the IBM Center for the Business of Government blog. The the IBM Center for The Business of Government is pleased to present a new report, Realizing the Promise of Big Data: Implementing Big Data Projects. The report, written by Kevin Desouza, Arizona State University, provides a… Read more »

Big Data in 5 Steps: Lessons from Shawn Kingsberry, CIO of RATB

Big data is a big task. Of the many agencies dealing with massive amounts of data is the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB). As an independent agency within the federal government, RATB is focused on providing extensive transparency insights to federal programs as well as preventing waste, fraud and abuse of Recovery Act funds…. Read more »

Big Data Vocabulary: Datafication

Last Friday, the Office of eDiplomacy within the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management held its [email protected] conference on the theme of Moneyball Diplomacy. The event centered on how emerging tools and practices in data analysis can add a valuable quantitative lens to approaches in U.S. foreign development and policy. My favorite speaker was… Read more »

Big Data Analysis: An Art and Science – Nate Silver Named Most Creative in Business

Creative was certainly not the adjective I would have used to describe my undergraduate introductory course in statistical methods. Perhaps I should have paid closer attention in class, as data analysis and interpretation have since taken on creative new forms. Every year, Fast Company puts out a list of the 100 Most Creative People in… Read more »

Big Data Calls for Big Jobs

Last year, the Harvard Business Review named data science the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” There’s substantial evidence to back up this bold claim as the excitement surrounding big data across sectors and industries continues to grow, calling on the right professionals to mine, analyze and interpret society’s vast data supply. Below are three… Read more »

Spend Management: Businesses Closely Monitor Event Budgets in 2013

While business travel is expected to pick up in 2013, it appears that trends for corporate events, such as meetings and conferences, are shifting to reflect new economic realities. The Active Network recently published a study which followed meeting planning patterns from 2008-2012, and showed a distinct change in how companies approach organizing corporate gatherings…. Read more »

Harris County Shooting Puts iWatch In the News

Teamwork between different law enforcement agencies is one of the key concepts to keep children safe. This was perhaps the most discussed topic at a town hall meeting held by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office last night. By Lilia Bonilla The meeting was held at the North Campus of San Jacinto Community College. Representatives from… Read more »