BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: Fact or Fallacy: How State and Local Agencies Can Maximize Big Data. The potential advantages of Big Data read like a most-wanted list for any agency with aims to innovate: increased transparency, collaboration and citizen engagement. By analyzing Big Data, leaders lean less on subjective factors and instead measure the success of programs with objective evidence to prove value to the community. While Big Data opportunities are exciting, citizens, elected officials and regulatory bodies will scrutinize every dollar spent. As with any technology, government must ensure a business intelligence deployment is cost-effective. Read more
ADVICE: How to Avoid Big Data Analytics Failures. Follow these six best practices to blow past the competition, generate new revenue sources, and better serve customers. Read the rest
HEALTH CARE: The Real Limitations of Big Data. There is also no question that digital fuel is driving virtually every transformation in healthcare happening today. Speaking at the MedCity Converge conference in Philadelphia, John Quackenbush, a professor of biostatistics and computational biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, noted that the average hospital is generating roughly 665 terabytes of data annually, with some four-fifths of it in the unstructured forms of images, video, and doctor’s notes. But the great limiting factor in harnessing all of this information-feedstock is not a “big data problem,” but rather a “messy data problem.” Find out more
STORAGE: Tapping Big Data to Predict the Future. Franz Inc. adds future predictive analytics to its data visualization tool, Gruff 7.0, allowing users to create what-if scenarios and uncover hidden relationships. Read more
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