The Data Age is here — but are feds ready?

The Data Age is here — but are feds ready?

The Federal Times (October 19, 2020)

Government agencies, by virtue, deal with tremendous amounts of data. While some functions are more data-heavy than others, essentially every public sector department collects, stores, manages, distributes, analyzes or otherwise interfaces with data. This isn’t a news flash.

What’s startling is what’s happening — or not happening — with that data. While other industries foresee a five-fold expansion in their volume of data in the next five years, the public sector, according to Splunk’s new Data Age report, anticipates a smaller increase. However, that smaller increase doesn’t alleviate the pressures government employees already feel at work, where unnecessarily manual processes persist in data management and inhibit tech skills development.



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