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  •  National Informatics Centre (NIC) and NIC Services Incorporated (NICSI) have jointly set up a Centre of Excellence for data analytics.
  • This is aimed to support Government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.

Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA):

  •    National Informatics Centre (NIC) and NIC Services Incorporated (NICSI) have jointly set up a Centre of Excellence for data analytics.
  •    CEDA is envisaged to kick-start and fast track the adoption of advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities.
  •  It shall provide quality data analytic services to government departments at all levels by identifying appropriate tools and technologies and deploying people with right expertise.
  •   As part of its service offerings, it will help the departments
  •    Understand their business requirements and define their analytic needs
  •  Identify the data sets that are required to meet the analytic needs
  •   Determine access to the relevant data sources (both within as well as outside the government)
  •    Build the required data analytic solutions
  •     In integrating departmental data silos and deliver an integrated whole-of government analytics for an integrated policy

NIC:

  •         NIC as a premier technology advisor and ICT solution provider to Government at all levels.
  •          It has always taken the first step to introduce the latest technologies and services in government like establishment of NICNET or National Knowledge Network (NKN), development of critical e-Governance solutions and a host of other services required by the Government.
  •          NICSI is a trusted partner of NIC and has been instrumental in supporting all NIC’s initiatives.
  •          NISCI provides resources and is responsible establishing & managing ICT infrastructure such as National Data Center, Development Center, Cloud infrastructure etc.
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