Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
2/11/2014 | 6:21:51 PM
Re: Fusion centers
Chris, you're right. This is destined to become a contentious issue.  It's interesting that for all the flap about NSA sucking up phone meta data, there's been little discussion on all the other ways we are under surveillance that is increasingly stored on file in these fusion centers. 

 

 
HM
50%
50%
HM,
User Rank: Moderator
2/10/2014 | 5:34:08 PM
HPCC Systems

Wai-Ming, we are certainly seeing more companies realize the importance of big data to help them target concerns. HPCC Systems from LexisNexis provides an open source solution that can help companies derive insights from massive data sets. HPCC Systems provides proven solutions to handle what are now called Big Data problems, and have been doing so for more than a decade. Their built-in analytics libraries for Machine Learning and integration with BI tools allows for a complete solution for ETL, data mining and reporting. For more info visit: hpccsystems.com

 
ChrisMurphy
50%
50%
ChrisMurphy,
User Rank: Author
2/7/2014 | 6:12:40 PM
Re: Fusion centers
What data law enforcement collects and uses will become a hot political debate. Can police cars scan and collect every license plate the squad car passes, and save it in case it's of use in a future case? Safety concerns tend to win those arguments, though.    
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
2/7/2014 | 5:25:42 PM
Fusion centers
It's hard to argue againts police forces trying to be more effective at combatting crime.  But the author makes an important point that adding enhanced analytics can't be done in a vacuum.  Police leaders need to make sure their own forces are properly trained to handle the data (and the false positives it may generate); and the public needs to see they are being better served, and in a more transparent way.

One factor not mentioned not here is the rise of state and regional fusion centers, where data gets shared with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal official.  It's hard not to be concerned that there are a lot more law enforcements eyes than ever before -- not just local police forces - watching our every move.

 


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
News
COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/25/2020
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  3/23/2020
Slideshows
How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  3/24/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll