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This IDC Government Insights report analyzes the key findings of the annual IDC Vertical IT and Communications Survey, conducted in May 2012, involving over 238 federal, state, and local government IT and line-of-business executives responsible for purchasing, procuring, and establishing budgets. This study focuses on the drivers, challenges, adoption, and government future plans for business intelligence/analytics and Big Data. This report is specifically geared toward the offices of chief information officer (CIO) and line-of-business directors in the government sector. Readers will be able to make comparisons with peers in the industry on trends, challenges, and benefits received from deploying these solutions.
According to Adelaide O'Brien, research director, IDC Government Insights, "The U.S. government is positioned to build on current business intelligence/analytics solutions and expand use to Big Data by demonstrating that they can better serve mission-making decisions and take action based on timely, relevant, complete, and accurate information. Government drivers vary from other industries and are focused on risk management, cost control or reduction, workforce optimization, internal reporting and information sharing, and regulatory compliance. The challenge for government CIOs is to choose technologies carefully based on the breadth of support and suitability to task and request vendors to provide proof-of-concept pilots for their Big Data deployments. The results of these pilots can be used to determine if expected outcomes can be achieved and to formulate ROI and monetize the value for additional investments."