By taking humans out of the equation, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication holds great promise for agencies that need to collect and analyze large amounts of data. However, it's not always easy to implement.
Posting spreadsheets to Data.gov is no longer enough. Agencies are increasingly using open data — their own and from other sources — in pursuit of core missions.
Gartner futurist provides advice for agencies hoping to cut through the buzzwords.
For high-end applications and virtualization projects that depend on reliable storage, flash technology offers a tantalizing solution. The technology's speed and performance come at a price, though. Read about the trade-offs and some places in government where flash storage is proving useful.
Much of the wireless spectrum coveted for next-generation broadband is currently used by federal agencies. The pressure to share -- or move -- is building.
A prefab approach to changing needs can help agencies quickly boost their IT capacity and save energy, but it's not for everyone.
The open-source tool simplifies big-data management, but don't think of it as just another means of data analysis, experts say. In the right application, Hadoop frees users to explore information in whole new ways.
Big data holds tremendous promise to help agencies glean otherwise impossible insights from massive repositories of data, but federal policies play a significant role in slowing its adoption and blunting its edge.
A new design technique allows developers to design one website that adjusts to a variety of mobile platforms.
The open-source platform is proving its mettle, but it's just one piece of a bigger puzzle.
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