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How Big Data Aids Governments

By Gov CIO Outlook | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Big data is changing the facets of every type of industry by its strength of accumulating large sets of data. With so many complex issues on the table today, governments of the countries can have a huge impact by using big data. Following are some of the sectors that can be leveraged by using big data:

Transportation: Transportation sector carries an extraordinary amount of data. Companies across many transportation and travel segments as airlines, railways, and freight logistics are getting benefits of big data in handling a large amount of data sets that they have to hold. Big data analytics helps transportation firms by precisely enhancing the model capacity, demand, pricing, customer sentiments, and costs.  

Agriculture: Big data helps agriculture businesses to make better and informed decisions, providing with a range of advantages. Data analytics-driven technologies as soil sensors, drones, and livestock monitoring gadgets are supporting farming by producing reams of information. Also, companies provide solutions to aid areas of equipment management and supply chain optimization for smooth delivery of crops to the market.

Healthcare: Big data analytics is making hype in the healthcare industry by fetching information, process it and concluding it without direct human input, and that is with more speed and without making errors. Big data analytics in healthcare is used to analyze diseases or treatment techniques and patients outcome. Diagnosis processes are now is easy to handle, and reports delivery is error-free, which lifts the level of further treatment.

Education: Big data helps governments to understand more about educational needs on a local and federal level to ensure that the people of a nation are getting the best possible education. Big data in the education sector offers various opportunities for educators to reach out to give lessons to students in new and interesting ways. Also, students will have a deeper understanding of their curriculum. 

Homeland security: Today the governments are using big data in combating terrorism. Using data analytics security departments create programs that consist of classified information coded with data tags to control access and protect personal privacy. Agencies run analytics to identify threat patterns and predict potential sources of terrorism.

Big data is giving leaders of the counties the necessary tools to enact important changes that are beneficial for the citizens of the countries. 

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