Information Builders iWay 7 platform

Platform gives agencies timely access to unified data

Information Builders' iWay 7 platform gives analysts direct access to information from any source with more than 300 pre-packaged integration components.

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5 years down the road: The cloud of clouds

Interoperability standards will create a world of interconnected clouds fraught with opportunities and security risks, experts say.

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Internet2, Microsoft pact fuels universities' big data research

A peering arrangement gives schools fast access to Microsoft cloud services, offering improved collaboration, the ability to quickly exchange large data sets and faster app development.

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Tracking the evolution of big data: A timeline

Big data's roots run deep. Here's a look at key events over the past 30 years that have affected the way data is collected, managed and analyzed and that help explain why big data is such a big deal today.

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Software quizzes applicants before doling out benefits

Florida's Department of Children and Families is using LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which creates a profile based on customer-supplied information, to authenticate people applying for public assistance.

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5 keys to getting big data under control

Commerce Department CIO offers insights on how to think about big data in ways that will keep its challenges down to size.

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What's hot at FOSE 2013

The annual conference and expo kicks off Tuesday, tackling the key challenges facing the public-sector IT community.

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Social network analysis, predictive coding enlisted to fight fraud

New analytic technologies will help agencies and investigators look deeper into behavioral patterns to combat some of the more sophisticated fraud schemes on the horizon.

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Google puts decades of Earth's changes into time-lapse animation

Google Earth Engine collects and converts millions of Landsat images from USGS into a picture of how the Earth's surface has changed.

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New techniques behind Energy's plan for exascale computing

Scientists at the Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab are working toward building an exascale computer that by 2020 could be powerful enough to model the human brain, cell by cell.

Expanding use of cameras and sensors creates huge stores of data

Emerging protocol can help manage the Internet of Things

MQTT, proposed as an OASIS standard, can help agencies manage all the data generated by sensors, mobile devices and other machine-to-machine networks.

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Is big data big trouble for state, local governments?

A MeriTalk survey finds that many agencies lack the storage capacity, computing power and personnel to handle the data they have.

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.