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Urban Institute Advances Mission, from Security to Speed to Capacity, with the Cloud

The Urban Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based policy research organization dedicated to developing evidence-based insights that improve decision making, strengthen communities, and make people’s lives better. As a leader in data-driven policy research, the Urban Institute was looking for a solution that would enable it to run sophisticated data analytics and microsimulation models with flexibility, speed, and accuracy.

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Data Lakes for HHS: Unlocking Data to Gain New Insight

Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies collect endless amounts of data that, however abundant, often fails to paint the whole picture. Now, through the use of data lakes, healthcare agencies across the world are connecting disparate datasets, connecting information, and drawing new insights from years of data. HHS is in the midst of a digital […]

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What is Peacetech? A New Environment Brings New Opportunity

From Kenya to Colombia, Afghanistan to Indonesia, media and technology is being used in innovative ways to counter age-old drivers of conflict, ranging from election violence and inter-ethnic tension, to resource shortages and gender violence. The spread of technology is producing a transformation in conflict management and peacebuilding. Peacetech is a new industry that brings […]

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Taking the Heavy Lifting out of Data Analytics

A key challenge agencies face in their quest to adopt analytics is managing the volume of data stored in various silos. Locked away in those disparate systems are datasets that could help explain trends or enable agencies to plan for future events — if only people could access them. But even the data that agencies […]

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The Art of the Possible: the Power of Data and Analytics in Education

A guest post by Darren Catalano, CEO of HelioCampus and former vice president of analytics at University of Maryland University College (UMUC).   Higher Education is at a tipping point. External factors, including an increased focus on student success and decreased revenue from previously reliable sources, are putting more pressure on institutions to become more […]

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20x: More Mission for the Money at UMUC

After hearing from our nonprofit and government customers over the last month (NGA, Quorum, and MPAC), we want to share a story from the education world explaining how University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was able to save $500,000 annually and see 20x performance increase by building a new analytics platform using Amazon Redshift. UMUC’s […]

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(Big) Data Driven Politics: 800m Data Points

Earlier this week you heard MPAC’s journey to the cloud from the stage at AWS re:Invent, and today we are excited to share with you Quorum’s story. Think big data: everything political from bills, votes, tweets, letters, and more. With an election year coming up, politics are on the center stage. Whether you vote red […]

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