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OKLAHOMA CITY – December 18, 2012 – The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) recently launched a new Oklahoma Motorcycle Safety & Education website (http://www.okiemoto.ok.gov). The site provides one convenient location for motorcyclists to find legislation, training opportunities, and other motorcycle safety information.
“Of the almost 130,000 motorcyclists in Oklahoma in 2011, over 1,400 were killed or injured. The need of a single source on motorcycle safety and education was evident,” said OHSO Director, Garry Thomas. “I am pleased that this new site can serve as that complete resource. It provides information on motorcycle safety and statistics while giving the public an overview of the state’s motorcycle laws.”
The relatively rapid adoption by government organizations of big data analytics, cloud computing social business and mobility is expected to propel the use of "smart strategies" in 2013, according to a leading research group.
IDG Government Insights, in its annual "Top 10 Predictions" for government information technology in 2013, predicted as a result that more than 40% of U.S. local governments will be in research and evaluation stage for "smart city" pilots/projects and 50% will begin implementation in 2013.
In addition, "the coming year will present significant changes in government and commercial partnerships to achieve mutual goals," predicted Thom Rubel, vice president, IDC Government Insights.
"I think the big news here is what's happening with devices and data in government,"said Rubel. "Although it's all about operational efficiency and mission outcomes, government organizations really need to focus on device and solution 'best use' -- in other words, those things that they need to support the government workforce in carrying out their mission in the most effective ways," he said.
During the next eight years, the amount of digital data produced will exceed 40 zettabytes, which is the equivalent of 5,200 GB of data for every man, woman and child on Earth, according to an updated Digital Universe study released today.
To put it in perspective, 40 zettabytes is 40 trillion gigabytes -- estimated to be 57 times the amount of all the grains of sand on all the beaches on earth. To hit that figure, all data is expected to double every two years through 2020.
The majority of data between now and 2020 will not be produced by humans but by machines as they talk to each other over data networks. That would include, for example, machine sensors and smart devices communicating with other devices.
So far, however, only a tiny fraction of the data being produced has been explored for its value through the use of data analytics. IDC estimates that by 2020, as much as 33% of all data will contain information that might be valuable if analyzed.
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