Importance of Big Data Analytics for the Government Sector

Data is the most valuable asset today. There is an immense amount of data available in various forms and from various sources. Combine this with the most advanced technology and the concept of Big Data is born. For a precise definition. Big Data refers to huge volumes of structured and unstructured data. But the treasure is not in the size of the data. There may be several useful pieces of information in the massive sources of data. It may be highly complex and may also take a very long period to assemble useful pieces of information from this massive junk. This is where Big Data Analytics can be useful.

Big Data Analytics is the process of examining large data sets to thread out information such as hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, and customer preferences. The finally streamlined pieces of information can help companies and more organizations make informed business decisions.

An important aspect that needs to be considered is that big data and data analytics can be extremely helpful for government agencies and departments in Federal as well as State levels. They are the ones who store and respond to massive amounts of data every day. Governments must make sense of the enormous amount of data they receive daily and try to make sense out of it to make critical decisions that affect millions of people. Navigating and then verifying the authenticity of this amount of information can be cumbersome. Inaccuracy can be disastrous. But these problems can be solved by implementing big data platforms.

Quick and improved decision making: Identification of trends and other insights enables faster decisions. Data can be accurately analyzed, and specific information can be generated. For example, the classification of a region’s people can be made on income-levels, health, gender, and age among others. This can be done in seconds using advanced data analytical tools. Specific government policies and or strategies can be implemented based on these pieces of information.

Easier data storage: Government agencies must collect, or people must submit personal information all the time. Tax and Insurance agencies are good examples of this. But the same data may have to be submitted multiple times, for each agency’s requirement. This leads to additional expenditure, wastage of time and also the possibilities of mismatches between records. The public may enter submit different information each time or varied data to different agencies. Pre-filled forms with data generated from Big Data Analytics can speed up the processing time and remove errors.Moreover, storage of all data in a centralized place makes it easier for all government agencies to access the information from a shared pool.

Eradication of fraud: This has been one of the core benefits of Big Data. Big Data can help state government departments in uncovering crimes and other illegal activities that pose a security threat in society. Such data includes information of all sections of the public. Careful analysis of this can aid in identifyingsuspicious activities patterns that indicate fraud and or crimes.

Improved emergency response: Big Data analytics can be used for identifying in advance and responding to hazardous natural disastersand or health issues such as the recent Covid-19.Data from various sources including healthcare organizations, medical professionals and municipal records can be used to identify the spread of the diseases. Moreover, aid can be provided immediately as the needy section of people can be easily recognized.

Coordination between departments: The data collected or analyzed by different departments of state/federal governments can be stores on a single platform. Development of big data platforms and implementation of big data analytics will enable all government agencies to access data from a single source and work in the same direction. Moreover, there will be no delay in sharing of information between these departments. Accuracy of data is also a big advantage. Moreover, workforce gaps that occur employees leave or retire from an agency can be identified immediately paving the way for new employees.

This post was meant to give an overview of how big data analytics is necessary for government agencies. But words will not be converted to actions without assistance from advanced technology and subject matter experts who can use this. SGS Technologie fills the gap as we are an experienced software development company and a big data analytical company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. SGS has 17+ tears of experience in providing IT services to various government agencies (state and federal). We invite queries or opportunities to discuss the big data solutions we can offer your agency.

Category

Importance of Big Data Analytics for the Government Sector


Data is the most valuable asset today. There is an immense amount of data available in various forms and from various sources. Combine this with the most advanced technology and the concept of Big Data is born. For a precise definition. Big Data refers to huge volumes of structured and unstructured data. But the treasure is not in the size of the data. There may be several useful pieces of information in the massive sources of data. It may be highly complex and may also take a very long period to assemble useful pieces of information from this massive junk. This is where Big Data Analytics can be useful.

Big Data Analytics is the process of examining large data sets to thread out information such as hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, and customer preferences. The finally streamlined pieces of information can help companies and more organizations make informed business decisions.

An important aspect that needs to be considered is that big data and data analytics can be extremely helpful for government agencies and departments in Federal as well as State levels. They are the ones who store and respond to massive amounts of data every day. Governments must make sense of the enormous amount of data they receive daily and try to make sense out of it to make critical decisions that affect millions of people. Navigating and then verifying the authenticity of this amount of information can be cumbersome. Inaccuracy can be disastrous. But these problems can be solved by implementing big data platforms.

Quick and improved decision making: Identification of trends and other insights enables faster decisions. Data can be accurately analyzed, and specific information can be generated. For example, the classification of a region’s people can be made on income-levels, health, gender, and age among others. This can be done in seconds using advanced data analytical tools. Specific government policies and or strategies can be implemented based on these pieces of information.

Easier data storage: Government agencies must collect, or people must submit personal information all the time. Tax and Insurance agencies are good examples of this. But the same data may have to be submitted multiple times, for each agency’s requirement. This leads to additional expenditure, wastage of time and also the possibilities of mismatches between records. The public may enter submit different information each time or varied data to different agencies. Pre-filled forms with data generated from Big Data Analytics can speed up the processing time and remove errors.Moreover, storage of all data in a centralized place makes it easier for all government agencies to access the information from a shared pool.

Eradication of fraud: This has been one of the core benefits of Big Data. Big Data can help state government departments in uncovering crimes and other illegal activities that pose a security threat in society. Such data includes information of all sections of the public. Careful analysis of this can aid in identifyingsuspicious activities patterns that indicate fraud and or crimes.

Improved emergency response: Big Data analytics can be used for identifying in advance and responding to hazardous natural disastersand or health issues such as the recent Covid-19.Data from various sources including healthcare organizations, medical professionals and municipal records can be used to identify the spread of the diseases. Moreover, aid can be provided immediately as the needy section of people can be easily recognized.

Coordination between departments: The data collected or analyzed by different departments of state/federal governments can be stores on a single platform. Development of big data platforms and implementation of big data analytics will enable all government agencies to access data from a single source and work in the same direction. Moreover, there will be no delay in sharing of information between these departments. Accuracy of data is also a big advantage. Moreover, workforce gaps that occur employees leave or retire from an agency can be identified immediately paving the way for new employees.

This post was meant to give an overview of how big data analytics is necessary for government agencies. But words will not be converted to actions without assistance from advanced technology and subject matter experts who can use this. SGS Technologie fills the gap as we are an experienced software development company and a big data analytical company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. SGS has 17+ tears of experience in providing IT services to various government agencies (state and federal). We invite queries or opportunities to discuss the big data solutions we can offer your agency.

Category : Big Data

Let's build SOMETHING GREAT TOGETHER!