State And Local Governments Stagnant On Big Data

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | April 29, 2013

Only two percent of state and local governments have a complete big data strategy.

That’s despite one in three surveyed agencies indicating that their data set has grown too big to analyze with the current processes and technologies in place, according to a report published Monday by MeriTalk, The State and Local Big Data Gap, which comes on the heels of MeriTalk’s study on federal agencies and big data.

That chasm exists even though participants recognize the value inherent to data management. Indeed, the top 3 benefits include: improved overall efficiency, speedier decision making, and a “greater understanding of citizen needs.”