Government agencies face a lot of challenges when it comes to implementing big data technologies. The legacy systems that these organizations use have data that exists in different silos. To leverage big data technologies, all of the data sets have to be brought into a centralized repository. Additionally, since government agencies still resort to a lot of paperwork, most of the information needs to be reentered digitally and indexed appropriately.
Open Government initiatives, citizen interactions, and KYC programs have all resulted in vast amounts of data being generated for the governments. These organizations need to have all these information retrieved and analyzed quickly to improve mission requirements. As a result, companies are beginning to deploy big data technologies for gaining insights into the population, preventing fraud and abuse, and so on. For example, state transportation departments can leverage the data that is obtained through toll and traffic analysis to understand traffic patterns better. This can help them provide efficient transport services to people and thereby serve the citizens better. Massive data sets can be easily analyzed through data mining to identify patterns that are followed by fraudsters or criminals, empowering law enforcers to prevent such culprits from gaining access to private and confidential information.
The key to government agencies effectively implementing big data technologies lies in how they can effectively tackle these challenges. Many solution providers have already come up with big data solutions that would help government agencies by providing them with innovative big data solutions. In the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs and analysts, along with Gov CIO Outlook’s editorial board reviewed and shortlisted the top companies, at the forefront of tackling big data challenges for the government sector. In this edition of Gov CIO Outlook, we present to you “Top 10 Big Data Solution Providers - 2018,” featuring the companies that are delivering promising big data solutions to the government sector.