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Big data and business analytics have been topics of considerable interest within the public sector for some years, and organizations are now undertaking the next wave of data visualization.


  • Data-driven insights can assist in driving evidence-based policy making, improve the targeting of service delivery, and restore confidence in the reliability of data holdings and government itself.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses how end-user analytics and visualization tools can help domain experts derive benefit from public sector data sets.
  • Explores the benefits and challenges of data visualization for public sector organizations.

Key questions answered

  • What are the advantages of analytics-as-a-service solutions for public sector organizations?
  • What are the challenges and trends in public sector data analysis?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for agencies
  • Recommendations for vendors


  • Evidence-based policy making

Challenges and trends

  • Exploiting information successfully usually requires integration of multiple data sets
  • The need for domain experts
  • Analytics for all
  • Visualization – analytics' better-looking cousin
  • Visual analytics-as-a-service
  • The privacy challenge
  • It is all about integration


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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