In every sector, organizations are making more intelligent use of technology to deliver services and manage infrastructure more efficiently. In this data-driven move to create a safer, smarter society, they’re accruing a wealth of digital information on nearly every facet of civil life – from law enforcement and emergency response, to healthcare, critical infrastructure, transportation and energy.
As this social innovation unfolds, we’re producing data of unprecedented richness and scope, at rapidly growing volumes. We’re now faced with more information than we can process, which affects our ability to leverage it effectively. More than ever, we need efficient methods for collecting, storing, organizing, finding, accessing and analyzing data – the data that gives us the intelligence we need to make the informed, timely decisions vital to our communal quality of life.
A truly “smart” society knows how to optimize this abundance of data. So, what capabilities are most valuable to our digital transformation into a smart society?