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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In federal government, NASA is what you would call an extrovert. The space agency engages the private sector more than many other federal agencies, and it releases research findings and images almost daily. NASA's open government website is regularly updated with new content and opportunities for public participation, such as a recent Tweetup with Space Station astronaut Ron Garan. And the agency launched a new section on Open.NASA.gov devoted to its open source software projects.
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.