Analytics platforms can help users gather, analyze and leverage valuable data that can drive improvements and efficiencies in operations. Everyone deals with data, but in the case of government, we are talking about huge amounts of data. This interesting information came to us from FedTech in their article, “How to Unleash the Power of Data Analytics.”

Data visualization is a powerful communications tool. To make sense of the big data the federal government possesses, analytics tools are more than in order, they are a necessity.

How much data do federal agencies actually generate? It is impossible to be precise, but it is estimated to be petabytes-on-petabytes of data scattered across IT silos. There are a plethora of benefits for federal agencies to utilize analytics tools. There are a wide variety of analytics platforms and use cases agencies can employ. Information technology leaders need to figure out what they want to know and how they want to use them.

Melody K. Smith

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