The Internet and social feeds are chock full of blogs, news and articles on the strides the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and pulls out interesting articles that provide fodder for thought and debate.
The public sector is changing the face of our cities, transforming our workforce and improving healthcare with data and analytics. Here are some of the stories and articles that caught my attention this week.
Integrity within social governmental agencies can be a big problem in the digital age. City, state and federal agencies can lose huge sums of money to errors, waste and abuse. Analytics can go a long way in helping these agencies validate claims and minimize the potential for fraud. Having read
The Internet and our social feeds are chock full of blogs, news and articles on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and pulls out the most interesting articles that give us fodder for thought and debate.
Data science by itself is an ineffectual civic-governance tool if it lacks strong champions who can wield it to get things done in the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Big data analytics can influence public policy if it helps frame a compelling case in the minds of decision makers for
We’re all consumers, and companies realize that in order to compete they must put the consumer at the center of their activities. They must understand the consumer, anticipate their needs and provide easy ways to engage. We have all become used to that, and are increasingly expecting the same kind
How can a painful experience at the Department of Motor Vehicles point the way to a more efficient, effective government? A key lies in the ability to anticipate rather than just respond. This blog illustrates how three government organizations from around the world are using IBM’s Big Data &
A standing room only crowd of invited guests converged at the New York Palace hotel on Thursday to listen to experts from government, insurance, healthcare and banking talk about one thing: countering fraud.
Criminal activity is rampant, and the brash sophistication of recent attacks—as well as the magnitude of damage— is making fraud a top priority. Consumers are concerned about their privacy and security., government agencies are working out how to address the volume of improper payments and claims
Security concerns have never been more top of mind for business leaders, consumers and governments. The proliferation of the digital age impacts all aspects of life and is radically changing the way we think about security, in both the cyber and the physical world.
The traditional approach to security is to build and stand on a wall protecting the most valuable enterprise assets. In a big data world, however, threats are rapidly multiiplying, originating across enterprise walls and taking new forms - making them harder to identify and defend against.
When weeks of analysis failed to uncover improper payments, the Big Data Analytics engine did it in 4 hours – and led to a $140 million payoff
This large government agency provides both medical and social benefits to a very large group of beneficiaries. It is responsible for
“Is this a Golden Age for citizen involvement in government? As dismayed as some may be with the political process, there are growing opportunities for meaningful engagement in many areas, thanks to growing social media tools and a willingness to participate by many ordinary people." [Adapted from