New York

NYC Geek Squad stays on mission to liberate data

Building on successes of 2013, the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics pushes predictive analytics to help city leaders make data-driven decisions.

fraud

Treasury crosses the finish line on fraud network overhaul

Modernization of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has standardized data, speeded electronic filing and improved the ability to search terabytes of financial transaction data for evidence of wrongdoing.

data centers

How big data is remaking the government data center

The spread of big data tools and technologies is not only altering the way government data is being analyzed, it is reshaping the data center itself.

New York

City mines eviction filings to slow homelessness

New York City's Department of Homeless Services is using analytics to anticipate evictions and help identify families at risk of becoming homeless.

immunizations

How analytics sharpens state disease surveillance, lower costs

State public health agencies are turning to more advanced analytics in turning simple immunization registries into engines of population health management.

Analytics tools

Splunk announces tools for higher-ed, enterprise security, storage

Data analysis software firm Splunk offers subscription pricing to the higher education community and announces security and enterprise IT monitoring apps.

smart city

Cities turn the corner on 'smart city' investment

Market research firm IDC Government Insights says cities will start putting in place the IT building blocks for smart city systems and applications in 2014.

metro

Cloud-based analytics keeps Montreal's buses full and ridership growing

A combination of cloud computing and business analytics has helped the city of Montreal track the habits of individual public transit riders — and reward their loyalty.

heartbeat

Data analytics charts new path to heart attack survival

A Wake County, N.C., EMS team uses data analytics to uncover a new treatment protocol that extends survival rates for heart attack patients.

SI 3D

Smithsonian builds Internet of connected exhibits, specimens, research apps

The Smithsonian Institution is undergoing a digital makeover to support more interactive exhibits, displays and research applications for the public and research communities.

mobility

Dell Software addresses agency needs in BYOD, big data and security

Dell Software recently announced new tools for mobility management, security and business intelligence.

big data

Zettaset adds encryption feature to Hadoop management platform

Big data management firm Zettaset announced a enhancement to its Orchestrator tool that offers data-at-rest encryption for customers working in Hadoop environments.

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.