Recent economic analysis by Cisco (http://internetofeverything.cisco.com/) reveals that the Internet of Everything is a $4.6 trillion opportunity for global Public Sector organisations (e.g. Government, Healthcare, Education) over the next decade. This is the result of cost savings, increased productivity, new revenues and the enhanced citizen experiences it will bring.

A sound Big Data strategy will allow Public Sector organisations to capture this value by:

  1. Prioritising the key use cases – gaining insight through descriptive, diagnostic, predictive or prescriptive analysis.
  2. Deploying the right technology – to collect, integrate, process, aggregate and visualise information.
  3. Connecting the previously unconnected – from sensors and databases to usage patterns and social media.

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Many Public Sector organisations have announced their “Big Data strategies” but then failed to deliver the results… why?

Typically, there are three reasons:

  1. The focus is put on the technology to deploy, which is often the wrong one, rather than key use cases.
  2. The right technologies are deployed for each use case, but there is no common platform architecture. As each solution is in its own silo, it’s not scalable and is costly.
  3. Data sources are not standardised or interoperable so it’s not possible to correlate data sets and generate new perspectives.

A team at Cisco of Big Data specialists and experts on government have put together a white paper to analyse how Public Sector organisations can best use Big Data to create Value for Society. In this white paper, you will discover:

  • Some of the most relevant use cases for the Public Sector
  • How to build a future-proof platform that will evolve with your needs
  • Why you should consider Cisco for your Big Data projects

Please download the white paper:
Big Data in the Public Sector: Turning Bytes into Valuable Information for Society

Looking forward to your comments.


Patrick Bikar

Global Systems Engineer Transformation Programs Lead

Global Systems Engineering