We’ve noticed that when we talk to federal CIOs and agency IT organizations that the big issue they’re grappling with is big data or, more specifically, big data overload. It’s not only the ever-increasing volumes of data that create a long to do list, but associated tasks, such as ensuring that data is not siloed and ensuring that the insatiable demand for instant access to critical files can be satisfied.
So, what can be done to ease the burden on the IT department and satisfy demand?
Different agencies are, of course, adopting different strategies, but one of the most promising options is to use a single data repository with self-service access. Not only does it improve data accessibility and enable users to define how they want to employ the data but, most importantly, it enables agencies to realize significant cost savings. However, perhaps best of all from a technology executive’s standpoint, by enabling end users to get more done and business managers to make smarter decisions, single-platform data management solutions help IT departments burnish their reputation with management turning them into “strategic contributors rather than tactical file finders.”