Big Data in a Time of Big Viruses: How the World is Using Data & Analytics to Fight COVID-19

As the world continues to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, data scientists are helping them stay one step ahead. Indeed, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data have emerged as a powerful tool to predict, respond to, and combat pandemic outbreaks.

Data scientists predicted the coronavirus outbreak

Removing the Obstacles to Being an Insight-Driven Government Agency

Is data the new bacon? The world’s most valuable resource? That fuel that powers the digital enterprise?

The most successful companies in the world – Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, etc. – use data to drive business strategies. Being insight-driven isn’t just the domain of consumer tech. Government agencies rely on data to make informed and quick decision making, enhance productivity, improve transparency and build trust with citizens, eliminate fraud and abuse, reduce crime and security threats, and more.

Get a Head Start on Your Data Strategy Action Plan this FFYE

The end of the federal fiscal year is a great time for public sector decision-makers to consider how their respective organizations can get a head start on supporting the Federal Data Strategy Action Plan. The current draft of the plan, which is scheduled to be finalized by September, contains several recommendations required to be completed within a 3-, 6- or 12-month timeframe.

Can Blockchain Help Agencies be More Efficient?

Blockchain is no longer just a buzzword or simply a “technology to watch.” This database technology is being explored by agencies across government, from the General Services Administration (GSA) to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), from the Federal Maritime Commission to military supply chain professionals across the Department of Defense (DoD).

The promise of blockchain is dramatic. It can help enhance agencies’ business processes and provide far greater transparency and efficiency.