Many governments and agencies have been striving to make their Websites more up-to-date and accessible, but some remain shocking examples of bad user experience.
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The State of Illinois' Website is loud and ugly. A press release dominates the page and brings users' eyes to the middle of the text rather than to the more important navigational features crowded into tiny text on the left. And the state should really choose a font and stick with it for those right sidebar icons. (Editor’s note: Illinois launched a redesigned and improved Website on June 28.)
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.