Tag Archives: government

Why State Governments Need to get Smarter with Data!

Wednesday July 27th, 2016

Authored by Rajesh Kumar, Sr. Industry Consultant, Teradata India Pvt Ltd Due to its vast population of over 1.2 billion people the Indian state and central government agencies are trying to provision for delivering citizen centric services more effectively and efficiently. In a typical state government, the administrative machinery is divided into various departments for carrying… Read More »

Indian Railways next big station – Big Data Junction!

Thursday May 12th, 2016

How’s this for thought? In the NDA’s maiden Railways budget presented in 2015, the word ‘technology’ was mentioned only once. There were another 13-14 references to Braille facilitated coaches etc but nothing more. In the light of this, the 2016 budget wasn’t predicted to be any different. Suresh Prabhu’s 2nd budget however more than made… Read More »

How do I know my city is smart?

Monday February 29th, 2016

The list of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ was released recently. These 20 cities will be the first to receive funds, thus kick starting the process of developing them into ‘Smart Cities’. 2017 and 2018 will see the inclusion of 40 and 38 cities, respectively. While some… Read More »

Using Big Data Analytics to boost National Security

Friday February 12th, 2016

Almost after every terrorist attack, quite a lot of attention goes towards how intelligence is collected, analyzed and disseminated in order to protect the country against terrorism activities. In many cases, post-event analysis generally concludes that sufficient information existed such that officials could have intercepted and avoided the incident to happen. For our government security… Read More »

Managing the Risk to Data in Open Government

Monday February 8th, 2016

The year 2015 saw Governments moving to become increasing open with public data. The US DATA act is driving US government bodies to make available data sources and consider how best to manage the accountability of doing so. Membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) continues to increase and Australia is moving towards increased openness… Read More »

Run Before You Walk – Only Pathway to Embrace Analytics

Tuesday August 25th, 2015

A large Australian Government department was recently looking to set up their internal analytics capabilities. I was invited to present at their kick-off meeting where their IT team proposed the approach of first bedding down a reporting infrastructure and then afterwards move into complex data analysis – the phrase used was “we need to walk… Read More »

Facing the Challenges of Real-Time Analytics

Wednesday July 1st, 2015

Recently I’ve noticed more and more businesses and Government departments wanting to embed real-time analytics into their operational and business processes. There are of course some fantastic uses of real-time analytics and the benefits that can be derived from analyzing data in real-time. Here’s a few: Intelligent transportation systems One of the most important applications… Read More »

How to Innovate in the Age of Big Data

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

This week Teradata CTO  Stephen Brobst,  spoke at Teradata Summit 2014 in Canberra to an audience with shared interests in two key areas, data and government. Brobst took us on a journey talking about how companies and organisations around the world are innovating today, in the era of big data.   Brobst shared that during US President… Read More »