Business Strategy: U.S. Federal Government — Accelerating the Pace of Change in Deploying Big Data and Analytics
This IDC Government Insights report is a companion to IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Big Data and Analytics in Government in the United States (IDC #US40966416, January 2016) and highlights a significant change in the status quo of federal agencies. This document presents the top traits of federal organizations in which the benefits of Big Data projects met or exceeded expectations as well as the government's top drivers of Big Data initiatives over the next 12–24 months."Government survey responders indicate that there are many drivers of their organization's Big Data and analytics initiatives, but the top driver is IoT," says Adelaide O'Brien, research director, IDC Government Insights. "Handling all the streams of data from IoT devices and intelligent gateways was selected by 41.4% of respondents; this was closely followed by human capital management and fraud and risk management," she adds.