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Data Divination: Big Data Strategies by Pam Baker

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CHAPTER 11USE CASES IN GOVERNMENTS

Big data has myriad uses in governing on all levels, from the intergovernmental level in the United Nations to the local level in cities, small provinces, and townships all over the world. For the first time, governments can analyze data in real-time rather than rely on past and often outdated traditional reports to make decisions that affect today and tomorrow. Such information enables a government to make its services and processes more efficient, but it also closes the gap between immediate public needs and lagging government response. It is one of the best means to put government in sync with its constituents’ needs and concerns, in other words.

This chapter covers multiple use cases at several different ...

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