Data is playing a huge role in helping governments with decision making, and with Covid-19, life saving decisions. With data visibility, governments have been identifying pandemic hotspots, healthcare facilities and availability of ventilators to count a few. Data on the status of the economy and virus spread is being provided to the public to ensure transparency. While the pandemic has enforced the urge to manage data more efficiently, state, and local governments are also beginning to leverage data for improving budget and long-term revenue strategy. Here are a few steps they’re taking to optimize data for sharp decision making:

o  Operationalizing and automating processes with a proper balance of agility and user control. Such an approach releases bottlenecks in government processes that are still manual and helps move data quickly for analytics within the organization.

o  Governments manage vast data on their human resources and predictive modeling is helping various agencies optimize analytics to avoid delinquent actions, timely intervention and modifying actions according to state guidelines.

o  A key element of managing data better is to make it more understandable. Vast amounts of data that governments generate require graphical representations that managers can quickly visualize and distribute to enable faster decision making.

o  Unification of data to obtain a single, trusted view of all data and ensure compliance and standards for smaller organizations and a decentralized approach for larger organizations that have multiple data subsets.

Knowing your goals with data, collecting the right data, and continuously ensuring data quality and building a strong analytics layer are helping governments leverage insights for better decision making.

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