Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
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USAspending.gov provides information on federal spending, including contracts, grants, and loans. Users can select from several variables--federal agency, state or congressional district involved, product category, and fiscal year, for example. Search results can be viewed as a list or chart. However, the site's data quality has been called into question. The Sunlight Foundation determined that $1.3 trillion in federal spending in 2010 was misreported.
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.