New Study – Big Data and the Public Sector

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 20, 2013

News release: “Big Data” and other analytical tools have great potential to make governments more efficient and improve citizens’ lives, particularly in health and public safety sectors. A new study [and the related Infographic] released by the TechAmerica Foundation and commissioned by SAP AG, revealed that 87 percent of federal IT officials and 75 percent of state IT officials say Big Data can have real and immediate impacts on how governments operate. The survey of nearly 200 public IT officials, conducted by renowned pollsters, Penn Schoen and Berland, found that 83 percent of federal IT officials say Big Data solutions can help government cut the federal budget by at least 10 percent, or $380 billion. Those surveyed also believe that Big Data can save lives, for example by improving medical treatments.”

  • See also The Big Data Commission report, Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government – “provides the government’s senior policy and decision makers with a comprehensive roadmap to using Big Data to better serve the American people.”
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