Big Data Analysis Vs. Government Spending |Info Week Government

Federal IT professionals estimate that government agencies potentially can save 14% of their budgets, or nearly $500 billion across the government, from successfully analyzing big data. But while nearly one-fourth of federal IT managers in a new government poll report their agencies have launched at least one big-data project, only 31% believe their agency’s big-data strategy is sufficient to deliver on that potential.

The numbers come from a recent report, “Smarter Uncle Sam: The Big Data Forecast,” by government IT networking group MeriTalk. The report, sponsored by EMC Corporation, is based on a survey of 150 federal IT professionals.