Analytics Software

Improving the State of Affairs With Analytics

Provided by SAS

Category Analytics Software

Type White Paper

Length 8

Publish Date October 30 2014

Date posted April 11 2016

Overview

State legislators understand that government touches their citizens’ lives in many different ways – it’s why they chose to run for office. And at every point of intersection between government and people, new information is created. Given the scale of state governments, all this information adds up to massive
amounts of data: big data.

At lightning speeds, and in all different sizes, shapes and forms, governments generate and encounter big data. It comes from citizens, businesses, government agencies and departments, and from all the areas they affect – roads, schools, hospitals, prisons, police departments, courts, utility companies, museums and more. And it’s not just traditional data. Governments also have to manage social data. Plus there are new types of data – like geographical data – that can be overlaid with other information to foster deeper insights.

Without a fast, reliable way to capture and understand all that data – while separating the relevant from the insignificant, and the public from the confidential – governments can no longer operate effectively. And without the appropriate infrastructure, they can’t do it securely.
This is why data management and analytics are so crucial at all
levels of government.

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