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The Public Sector Data Report 2019

The Public Sector Data Report 2019

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How public sector organisations in the UK are using data

SUMMARY

This report reveals the benefits of data-driven initiatives and the need for data public sector leaders to provide staff with data literacy training to create organizational opportunities.

While data is abundant, enterprises need trained analysts to interpret the information. Data literacy and proper training is the starting point to effectively capitalize on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is data literacy? Data knowledge is the skill to read, work, and analyze with data. Data literacy is the ability to question data, generate knowledge, form conclusions, and communicate ideas. 

This report answers questions about the UK public sector’s data literacy. How is the UK’s public sector understanding data? Almost 50% of public sector workers are confident, well-trained and empowered to analyze their data with competence, and ready to learn more. In contrast, 31% of public sector employees are poorly trained and unconfident about how to interpret insights. Also, 19% of respondents do not know the staffs’ data literacy. A data-enabled society requires data skills. Maintaining data literate front-line workers is the vital starting point. How data literate is the UK’s public sector? 21% claim their organizations are very literate. A further 27% feel they are fairly confident. Ultimately, public sector leaders should aim to offer staff with competent data literacy training that is appropriate for employee responsibilities.

The use of raw spreadsheets, such as Excel, for data analytics, is a barrier for public sector data leaders. Unfortunately, 31% of public sector organizations use raw data in spreadsheets. Yet 26% of respondents are already using advanced analytic strategies. An ability to analyze and interpret data is key to the success of public sectors. With training, workplaces can increase their data literacy, access data, and effectively use technology without jargon.

OUTLINE

Introduction

Foreword

How is big data used?

Data literacy

Policies and security

Public sector

Conclusion

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
5 out of 5 stars
Title
The Public Sector Data Report 2019
Sub-Title
How public sector organisations in the UK are using data
Region
Global
Published
Jan. 30, 2019
Publisher
Big Data LDN
Author(s)
Sean Price
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
12
Number of Tables
0
Number of Exhibits
6
Topics
ai
Tags
AI development, AI regulation, AI survey, data analytics, public sector
Author(s)
Sean Price
Methodology
This report was produced by Global data and Qlik. The interviews were conducted online and collected the opinions of 100 public sector workers that use data.
EVALUATION

The report is composed of raw data that creates digestible insights about UK’s data-leading public sector.

If the UK’s public sector requires updated data literacy training, then other organizations probably need to update their workplace training. Unfortunately, the data is limited to 100 respondents. The insights may differ from a broader data set.

Positives

  • Relatable insights
  • Accessible raw data
  • Clear writing

Negative

  • Limited data set

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