Steps going into the clouds

The next 5 years: Everything converges and rides in the cloud

Big data, analytics, mobile computing and social media will blend together, with services doled out by cloud brokers.

Clouds in shape of Earth

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.

Light streaks around a university building indicating Internet2

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.

Researcher at the Joint Genome Institute

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.

Benefits applicant answering questions on a laptop

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.

Weather data

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.

Attendees at the FOSE keynote

What's hot at FOSE 2013

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

Man working at night studying online analytics

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.

Google Earth Engine visualization of receding glacier in Alaska

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.

Sequoia supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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.

Too much data as businessman sits on raft in storm at sea

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.

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