Perceptions, Expectations and Implementations of Big Data in Public Sector
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Big Data is one of the most commonly encountered buzzwords among IT professionals nowadays. Technological advancements in data acquisition, storage, telecommunications, embedded systems and sensor technologies resulted in huge inflows of streaming data coming from variety of sources, ranging from financial streaming data to social media tweets, or wearable health gadgets to drone flight logs. The processing and analysis of such data is a difficult task, but as appointed by many IT experts, it is crucial to have a Big Data Implementation plan in today's challenging industry standards. In this study, we performed a survey among IT professionals working in the public sector and tried to address some of their implementation issues and their perception of Big Data today and their expectations about how the industry will evolve. The results indicate that most of the public sector professionals are aware of the current Big Data requirements, embrace the Big Data challenge and are optimistic about the future.