Research Report: Big Data
Big Data is a big deal in local, state and federal governments. The avalanche of inputs from mobile devices and sensors is driving hardware, software and staff spending at all levels of government, since according to a new survey most agency officials say that they need Big Data analytics to meet their missions. Yet while they see a myriad of benefits, survey respondents say they are challenged to predict the return on Big Data investments. In part their concern is over the substantial challenges of implementing Big Data initiatives, including infrastructure and data quality issues.
Local, state and federal government agencies are accomplishing their missions by leveraging “Big Data” in a wide variety of ways. More than six out of 10 respondents to a new survey agreed that unless they implement and use Big Data it will be more difficult to meet their agency's mission. Read More Here
The current state of information management might be summarized as, “Too much data, not enough insight.” Roughly half government agency officials in a new survey agreed that their current Big Data platform can't support their current tasks. And with three-quarters of respondents from government agencies feeling at least somewhat overwhelmed by their ever-growing data stores, it’s not surprising they are searching for more robust analytical tools. Read More Here
The deluge of data is a familiar theme to any government IT department today. When it comes to Big Data initiatives, however, the challenge isn’t simply the growing amount of data, but the variety of data that must be compiled and analyzed. Read More Here
When it comes to attracting skilled technology workers, Big Data can seem like a Big Game Hunt. In a survey conducted in August 2012 by the 1105 Government Information Group, more than half of 200 organizations expressed difficulty finding and keeping knowledge workers and data scientists for Big Data efforts. Read More Here
While government agencies are exciting about the prospect of using Big Data to solve pressing problems, they realize they must first address a wide range of concerns, from business to technology issues. Read More Here