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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Of the nearly 600,000 Freedom Of Information Act requests submitted to federal agencies in fiscal 2010, approximately 377,000 were released in full or in part, and some 30,000 others were denied. That comes from FOIA.gov, a hub of information on FOIA requests coming into all federal agencies. The public must still submit written requests (on paper, email, Web form, or fax) directly to the agency in question, but this site provides the big picture on what people are asking for and what they're getting.
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?