Denver

City uses a 'Google for machine data' to improve water use

Denver Water's IT Division spots trouble before it happens using Splunk's data collection and analysis capabilities.

faucet

Cities of big data: Dubuque creating a model for city water, power programs

The city gets the public on board with programs using smart meters and analytics to improve water and power use.

big data

What to do when data's too big to just transfer to the cloud

Some of the major cloud vendors offer a bulk import service that lets clients ship physical media to the data center where it can be uploaded, eliminating overly long data transfer times.

FlexPod

FlexPod technology expanded to take on big data

Cisco and NetApp introduce converged infrastructure technology designed to help organizations handle data-intensive workloads.

EIA mashup

Real-time map mashup shows storm threats to energy sources

The new version of EIA's energy infrastructure map adds real-time feeds from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.

Seattle

Cities of big data: Seattle gets more from less power

With sensors and advanced analytics tied together within a cloud infrastructure, the city is looking to cut downtown power use by 10 to 25 percent.

FDNY

How FDNY uses analytics to find potential fire traps

The Risk Based Inspection System mines data from city agencies to help firefighters prioritize inspections.

big data

Big data = big exposure. What can you do about it?

Big data, which involves a lot more than large databases, complicates security, but there are steps agencies can take to protect their information.

IP video

Park Police zooms in on crowd surveillance on the Mall

Crowds for the 2013 inauguration tested their ability to secure a large public event, but advances in high-definition networked video cameras — "computers with a lens" — brought them up to the task.

Real time emergency response

With video mash-up app, first responders set up virtual ops center

Winner of National Science Foundation-funded tech challenge offers tools to help emergency responders filter video and Twitter feeds from bystanders at the scene.

Planes lineup up on a runway waiting to take off

What's keeping FAA's NextGen air traffic control on the runway?

New technology for the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System is coming online -- slowly -- but non-technical issues are delaying many of the program's benefits.

Man with laptop showing Databrary with background of video images

Video data-sharing library opens up big data for behavioral research

NSF- and NIH-backed Databrary will let researchers store and openly share videos and information about their studies.

Topic Resources

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.

  • Deciding on the Right Flash Storage for High Density Virtual Infrastructures

    Read this whitepaper to discover how IT planners in the Fed space are looking to flash-based storage to allow the quest for scale and density to continue.