With the federal government planning to spend at least $82 billion on IT in fiscal 2014, it is imperative that agency decision-makers stretch their knowledge of how big data can help avoid duplication, cost overruns and other common IT challenges. Quite simply, America’s economic security depends on it.
The amount of data being generated is growing faster than agencies can analyze it, but the benefits of that data are immense. However, according to one recent survey, many agencies are still years away from realizing the benefit of advanced big-data analytics. It is time for them to catch up.