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Big Data & Government IT: 3 Core Competencies

Nov 12, 2014

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Analytics: The Time Is Now

Those charged with using big data analysis for defense and intelligence, healthcare improvements, smart grids, climate, and more must answer three key questions: 

>> Where will we store and analyze data -- on premises, in the cloud, or via a hybrid model? 

>> How do we select the right software and build the right architecture to enable us to process data quickly and securely? 

>> What expertise do we need? 

These are all pressing issues, but the last point may be particularly so. Data scientists are expensive and difficult to find and retain, even for deep-pocketed private sector firms. How can government agencies, which may face hiring restrictions and salary caps, cope? (S8251114)


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