IDS develops analytical tools that empower users to visualize, optimize, and validate program goals, develop and monitor measures of success, and understand deviations from planned outcomes as they may occur. We identify and exploit the intersections of technological maturation and evolving user needs, to maximize capability and minimize cost.
There is a profound increase in the need for access to Information, through a growing number of sources of information, rapidly proliferating means of accessing information (web, mobile), sophisticated means of combining multiple raw information sources for value-added information, and through Big Data information mining. Trends in efficiencies mean that there is a growing need to do more with less, and a tendency toward “just in time” resources that require careful management. This drives information needs as development teams are able to match the velocity of work in progress to their capacity, using more flexible planning options, faster output, clear focus, and transparency throughout the development cycle—but this drives the requirements for pervasive and real-time information access.
We develop our analytics across multiple scientific and technical disciplines, and/or partner organizations, and bring solid program and project management, an understanding of physical and cultural processes, as well as the goals and assumptions of policy initiatives. Benefits include:
- Increased application innovation benefiting end-user communities
- Rapid transition from research into operations (and application)
- Lower up-front investment
- Improved inter-operability