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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Last September, the White House introduced a new way for the public to petition federal government in the form of "We The People," an online platform that walks citizens through the process of filing a petition in three easy steps. Site visitors can create or sign a petition, and petition creators are responsible for building support and gathering signatures for their petitions. When first launched, the site required that 5,000 signatures be submitted within 30 days to get an official response. As a sign of its popularity, the threshold has been raised to 25,000 signatures.
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.