Virtual Security: Cloud-based and Managed Security Services

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 7.06.31 PMMost security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package

Big Data has Big Promise in the Public Sector

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 3.44.18 PMBig data’s generating a lot of buzz these days — or is it hype? One thing’s for certain — big data is everywhere, and governments are no exception. Most governments collect and have access to as much, if not more data, than the private sector. The National Institutes of Health, for example, can access five million pictures of tumors. How many private healthcare institutions can make that claim?

Big data isn’t a magic bullet — those are in short supply — but it presents very real opportunities to transform public service by driving dramatic improvements to both citizen-facing services and internal workflow. Federal, state and local governments alike are sitting on a treasure trove of information, but often don’t know what to do with it or how to use it.

The Technology Behind Successful Big Data Initiatives

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 3.44.56 PMGovernment leaders have a vision for transforming public service, and big data is a strategic part of it. However, turning that vision into reality to deliver tangible value for the government enterprise is easier said than done. It shouldn’t be that difficult: after all, big data is an existing asset; it simply needs to be leveraged to yield insights.