In 2010, the government turned to technology as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, an approach that worked in some cases but backfired in others. Like their associates in the public sector, government executives and IT professionals saw some big wins -- and headaches -- over the past 12 months. In some cases, cities or agencies were able to save money and boost productivity by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, by centralizing contracts, and reducing energy consumption thro
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The National Security Agency unveiled plans to build a one million square feet, $1.5 billion cybersecurity data center in the Utah salt flats near Salt Lake City. The center, which will house the highly-classified Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative designed during the Bush years, was announced by Glenn Gaffney, NSA's deputy director of national intelligence for collection, at the Utah state capitol. Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Sens. Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), and Robert Bennett, (R-Utah) joined him. The center, which will employ between 100 and 200 people when fully operational, will provide "critical support to national cybersecurity priorities," according to the NSA, which would not disclose further details.
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.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?