When it comes to completing a critical project or implementing a beneficial new program, having too much information may sometimes seem as useless as not having enough of it. But failing to mine the data to find the diamonds in the rough is a big mistake – particularly when those valuable nuggets can be used to support the missions of many agencies.
In the past, government organizations have typically leveraged their traditional operational and transactional data in their systems of record—but this represents only 10 percent of data at their disposal. A white paper from HP examines the impact of the big data phenomenon and how government departments and agencies can harness valuable information to work more efficiently and effectively.
Big data, though, presents a number of challenges. Organizations must look beyond gathering, storing, and managing large amounts of data and understand it involves the handling of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured varieties as well as analyzing and reacting to it as quickly as it’s created. At the same time this data must be kept private, secure, and compliant with regulatory requirements.
Learn more about the opportunities big data can provide and how a comprehensive, scalable, open, secure platform can help to tackle big data challenges and turn them into big successes.