Government Data Strategy

June 22, 2017

There has never been a greater abundance of data available in the world. Connected technology has made data collection easier than ever, while the open data movement has ensured that everyone can view it. The problem, then, is context – what do we do with all of this data?

May 25, 2017

Open data has immense potential to catalyze creative problem solving by practitioners and policymakers, but troves of vaguely-labeled spreadsheets will do little to inspire interest or facilitate innovative solutions. To unlock the value of open data, governments have begun to launch open... read more

May 25, 2017

If you're doing an Internet of Things deployment, prepare for failure. That's the overarching takeaway from a survey Cisco conducted of more than 1,800 IT leaders in the U.S. and U.K. Up to 60 percent of IoT projects that respondents started stalled at the proof of concept phase, Cisco found.... read more

May 18, 2017

Cities big and small operate under constrained budgets. And in an era of increasing government transparency and social media monitoring, cities and their administrators must act fiscally responsible. What's one thing cities often don't take into account when looking to maximize value? Data.

May 17, 2017

The internet of things is at a much more mature place at the state and local level than it is in the federal government or even private industry. It's a balancing act, clearly, between government leaders working to implement IoT technology to better serve citizens quickly while ensuring that... read more

May 16, 2017

Every day, seven million rows of new data are created in the City of Chicago alone, and countless billions of rows of data are generated across all of state, local and federal government. And yet while there are islands of innovation in government where data drives day-to-day decision-making,... read more

May 11, 2017

Deploying data analytics, forging departmental performance agreements, holding bi-weekly performance management sessions and following lean strategies have yielded a positive cumulative fiscal impact of more than $3.3 million in fiscal 2017, Cincinnati officials informed the mayor and city... read more

April 27, 2017

What do government workers need more of? Time. And that's exactly what artificial intelligence promises to offer. Our research suggests that cognitive technologies can help agencies free up billions of labor hours per year, to be spent doing real work, not drudge work.

April 21, 2017

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will tell you in no uncertain terms that his mission to make city government run smarter has been working. Shortly after taking the reins as the city's chief administrator in September 2014, Black, with the backing of the mayor and council, began to build a... read more

April 06, 2017

Iowa's roads and highways may soon be made much safer thanks to a new smart system being develop by a group of engineers at Iowa State University.

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