Analytics and visualization for city governments

Cities have always been active collectors of data. For decades they gathered reams of information and stashed it in file cabinets and on hard disks, where most of it sat until someone made a deliberate effort to look it up. Today, government decision-makers can’t afford to let data sit. They …

The hidden threat in digital business: Unstructured Data

In 2018, an estimated 5 billion records were exposed as a result of 6,500 data breaches. This year has had no shortage either, with new stories of hacks every week. Most recently, Words With Friends dominated headlines for potentially exposing the data of over 200 million players. With every hack, …

Government CIOs focusing more on analytics

There is growing recognition among government CIOs that all levels of government are evolving to be better organizers and supervisors of public data, a new survey suggests. Government CIOs have begun to focus increasingly on high-level data use, Rick Howard, a VP analyst at Gartner, told StateScoop, and “those who are …

How Much Time Is Wasted on Siloed Information?

It’s ironic that in this age of information, businesses flooded in data can have such a difficult time making data-driven decisions. But that’s been the reality for many organizations. Take Cisco Systems’ Services Operations Group, for example. Sydney Shackleford, one of the group’s project managers, spent much of her week …