The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, slowed some, stopped some and given motivation to others to advance progression. Global Government Forum brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Cloud computing: the future of public sector analytics.”

When it comes to digital transformation, the pandemic has shined the light on the need for quality data.

Enterprises have adapted and transformed at a never before seen speed since the arrival of COVID-19. The impact of the pandemic on technology adoption has even inspired governments — stereotypically perceived as slower to adopt digital transformation — to become more agile in embracing the cloud technologies.

That isn’t to say they were hiding their heads in the sand, as before the pandemic, governments had begun expanding their digital footprints. One area they were investing in was predictive analytics, which is the use of data, statistical algorithms and machine learning techniques to identify the likelihood of future outcomes based on historical data.

Between meteorology and healthcare, predictive analytics is also being utilized in infrastructure planning and environmental resourcing.

Melody K. Smith

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