Hadoop-based solutions are being used to supply information faster than ever in for scientific research, law enforcement and computer security; all steps in the right direction, but the framework can be better leveraged.
Human resources tools now on the market are likely to offer some combination of analytical and predictive features.
A new generation of workforce applications, from recruitment to insider threat analysis, promises to bring big data tools to government's complex human resources challenges.
Winning cities get IBM expertise, consulting and recommendations to use to solve municipal problems through technology.
IDC offers criteria for identifying the volume, variety and velocity of big data so that growth, changes and technology preferences can be measured and analyzed.
The Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit from Motorola integrates systems so that municipal police departments can improve their effectiveness.
Researchers have developed an algorithm to help track local cases of influenza through social media.
The MTA plans to install an advanced video surveillance program that is expected to improve security and cut costs.
Lightweight wearable cameras gather high-quality video for police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and a secure database on the back end provides evidence-grade management.
Software-defined networking is giving agencies looking to upgrade their enterprises opportunities to program and virtualize complex networks.
After reports surfaced that El Nino forecasts were losing accuracy due to lack of data, the National Weather Service announced it would repair 70 towering buoys used to track El Niño and La Niña patterns.
The project will inform policy decisions at the state level, support college and career planning, as well as facilitate the transition for K-12 students to college.