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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Journalists, government watchdogs, and a curious public can track who's been visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. now that the White House visitor logs are available. More than 1.9 million visitor records have been released over the past two years. They can be viewed from a browser or downloaded as raw data for analysis. The records include name of visitor, date and time of visit, meeting location, and person visited. Only meetings with national security implications or those that are "necessarily confidential" are omitted from the listing.
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.