Reaping efficiency from data center consolidation will require new technologies, including unified computing and business analytics, to measure performance gains and savings.
Agencies need to create a tech strategy that supports convergence of cloud, big data, mobility and Web services, a Justice CTO says.
Seamless integration lets organizations move data in and out of Hadoop for improved business intelligence and analytics.
Here are five technologies the new administration should keep on the presidential blotter.
Fairfax County built a big data application that lets agencies efficiently manage the complex volume of unstructured data that currently exists and allows for real-time search.
Splunk promises to analyze and visualize machine data stored in Hadoop to quickly spot trends and statistical patterns for real-time decision-making.
Agencies that deal with the public in any way -- and what agencies don't? -- should be using this data mining technology now, experts say, because they'll be doing a lot of it in the future.
A DHS-funded collaborative mines data from poison centers, EMS reports, population, health care infrastructure, social media and other sources.
Weather forecasting is still an inexact science, but modeling techniques and high-powered computers help NOAA accurately predict the track of storms such as Sandy.
The agency's Aviation Safety Program analyzes incident reports from pilots, air traffic controllers and others to find trouble before it strikes.
Big data, cloud computing and video are increasing demand for data storage among federal agencies, according to a recent study.
The department's Common Operating Picture provides tools for broader situational awareness, including shared mapping, analytics and data visualization.