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Top ‘smart government’ trends highlighted

Innovation in the government sector is required to successful harness the Nexus of Forces, Gartner has claimed.

The Nexus of Forces is defined as the convergence of social, mobile, cloud and information data to inform data archiving and management policies for businesses and it is something government organisations also need to be acutely aware of in the current financial climate.

Andrea Di Maio, managing vice president at Gartner, commented: “Smart government integrates information, communication and operational technologies to planning, management and operations across multiple domains, process areas and jurisdictions to generate sustainable public value.”

As such, the organisation has published a list of some of the most important aspects of effective data management in the modern financial climate, with the growing trend for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) uptake across departments something managers need to be aware.

This growing rollout of BYOD brings with it not only increased flexibility for staff, but at the same time there are serious concerns that need to be addressed over information security and access to data on the mobile platforms.

Understanding how best to safeguard data should therefore be a top priority for government departments, while this is an issue that businesses should pay great heed to.

Meanwhile, Mr Di Maio also highlighted the use of big data and appropriate analytic platforms as an area of concern for government IT professionals, as the wealth of information that is now being collated by organisations is mind-boggling and growing all the time.

Putting in place effective systems for the mining and analysis of these data sets is therefore imperative, as failure to do so can result in a lack of timely understanding of issues like fraud, waste or data abuse.

Finally, the Gartner representative stated the use of hybrid IT and the cloud should also be assessed, as while these technologies can bring about cost reductions for users, they also must adhere to strict regulations regarding the dissemination of and access to potentially sensitive public information.

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From: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/top-smart-government-trends-highlighted880.aspx

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