Numerator: Government's biggest big data challenges

Senior executives in the public sector don't have the right data management tools necessary to turn the volume and variety of data collected by their agencies into a form they can readily analyze and base decisions on, according to a recent “scorecard of big data business challenges” by Oracle Corp.

When asked if they were prepared to handle the coming “data deluge,” 41 percent of public sector executives surveyed gave their organizations a “D” or an “F; 52% graded their organization a “C” or lower; and 7% gave their organization an “A.” Here are other highlights of the report, which was based on a survey of 333 senior industry and government executives.

For more information on the survey results, see 41 percent of public sector can't handle data deluge, survey finds.

 

Survey of big data management challenges

Survey of biggest challenges of leveraging big data

Credit: Oracle Corp.: From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges (July 17, 2012)

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