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Data Quality: It’s A Supply Chain Issue

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by Jennifer Zaino Ask Mary Wilson, Vice President of Advisory Services at GS1 US about what Data Quality is, and here’s what she’ll tell you: “Data Quality is the outcome of having sound Data Governance processes, and institutional education/ knowledge and training to support good Master Data Management (MDM),” so that there is a single…

The Unique Skills You Should Look for in Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Michael Li of the Data Incubator recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Over the course of the last year I’ve spoken with hundreds of employers interested in hiring data scientists, in particular, data scientists with advanced educational degrees. Many employers and hiring managers have heard that big data is the ‘hot new thing.’ But…

Thomas C. Redman On Dispelling Your Team’s Fear of Data

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by Angela Guess Thomas C. Redman recently wrote for the Harvard Business Review, “Most people are uncomfortable with data. Estimates, analytics, and data-driven predictions — they can all be confusing and overwhelming… Good managers don’t allow fear to fester in their teams. And the best way for managers to help their direct reports grow more…

6 Cybervillains Your Data Science Team Can Fend Off

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “You cannot combat cybercrime without data science — period. However, not all cybercriminals have the same signature. If you’re serious about defending against cyberattacks, consider deploying your data science team against these six types of cybervillains. (1) The Revenger. Insider attacks pose the largest threat for…

Infographic: Are Evolutionary Algorithms Due for a Resurgence?

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by Angela Guess Babak Hodjat recently wrote for the Huffington Post, “‘But this technology has been around for years now!’ That’s the refrain I commonly hear these days when talking to more seasoned AI practitioners about the resurgence of AI and machine learning. The origins of many of the scaled machine learning techniques in vogue…

Sigfox: A New Internet of Things Platform to Add to the Mix

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by Angela Guess Kevin Fitchard recently wrote for Fortune, “This fall a new kind of wireless network will launch in a metropolis near you. This network won’t connect to phones or tablets. Instead it will provide the wireless links necessary to connect devices, appliances and sensors that make up the Internet of things (IoT). The…

New Postgres Feature Integrates Siloed Data

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by Pierre Fricke With CIOs struggling to harness a patchwork of data solutions and siloes, newly enhanced Foreign Data Wrappers for Postgres provide critical integration for consistent data management and analysis In today’s digital age companies are trying to store, manage and make sense of vast pools of information. Data has also become more varied…

Cloudera’s Ibis Will Bring Together Python and Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp reports for InfoWorld, “Scientists and mathematicians have long loved Python as a vehicle for working with data and automation. Python has not lacked for libraries such as Hadoopy or Pydoop to work with Hadoop, but those libraries are designed more with Hadoop users in mind than data scientists proper. Cloudera’s…

7 Best Practices for Your Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Big data projects are well underway in most companies, but we are only now beginning to distill a set of IT management best practices for big data that can be plugged into IT playbooks. This is what we’ve learned, and how companies are incorporating big data…

OneAsia Gives Enterprises Turnkey Multi-Cloud, Data Protection And Server Migration

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Appcara, a provider of multi-cloud and application automation solutions, and OneAsia, an Asian leading IT, data center and cloud solution provider, today announced that OneAsia is making Appcara’s App360 Appliance PLUS available to OneAsia customers. The appliance, released by Appcara earlier this year,…