The Government Agency sector is diverse: justice and prison services, regulatory bodies, government departments, industry bodies and trade organisations. Any body which is charged with protecting the public and legitimate businesses needs to have a robust information management solution.
The changing face of Government Agency threats
Government Agencies have always faced threats, but organised crime has followed consumers and businesses online in recent years. Traditional threats such as malpractice and rogue trading for example have been made easier by advances in technology and the internet, as has financial fraud, which is often carried out by people internal to an organisation. Intellectual Property (IP) fraud challenges such as counterfeiting and piracy have also been much facilitated by globalisation and the internet.
Government Agencies need to manage information effectively
With the global proliferation of the internet and real-time communication the volume and type of threat to this sector has grown exponentially. To keep up with these increased risks regulatory requirements have also increased. It’s the challenge of the organisation to manage both.
And with the same need as private organisations to streamline their operations and become more customer-focused, these agencies also need to manage their information and intelligence in such a way as to
- Achieve cost savings
- Leverage knowledge
- Gain market leadership.
As such, these organisations all have a similar need to manage large quantities of data, in order to predict, analyses and responds to potential threats.
Managing information with SAS
With Memex, organisations are able to manage their information and intelligence in such a way as to respond to regulatory requirements and at the same time predict and prevent or manage threats. Furthermore, the technology encourages them to streamline their operations and transform their businesses.