Our latest GovTech Innovator is Simon Taylor, senior director of Information Access Management for Commvault -- a company that helps clients leverage data to gain value about their own internal activities and where their money goes.

Taylor spoke to us about how government agencies are storing data on-premise and in the cloud, and how they want to use that data to better understand their own government business.

But both government agencies and private-sector organizations struggle with soaring data volumes, and the term “big data” is being thrown around quite often these days. According to Taylor, one public-sector trend he’s seeing is with state governments analyzing their own data to better understand their own internal activities. This intelligence will also help them answer FOIA requests more easily.

Check out our video discussion with Taylor about big data and where it’s going in government.

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer
Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at hcollins@govtech.com and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.