Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government

The mandate of the TechAmerica Foundation Big Data Commission was to demystify the term “Big Data” by defining its characteristics, describe the key business outcomes it will serve, and provide a framework for policy discussion. This report approaches big data from the perspective of the key mission imperatives government agencies must address, the challenges and the opportunities posed by the explosion in data, and the business and inherent value big data can provide.
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