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HELP WANTED: IT Skill(z) in the Digital Age

J. Packy Laverty

by J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D. We live in a world where nearly everyone walks around with a computer in his or her pocket, and almost all business and life functions – from cashing a paycheck to checking the weather – are digitally driven. What many don’t know when accessing these solutions is that the mainframe…

Don’t Let the “Grifters” Spoil Holiday Gifting

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by Cathy Nolan Your decision to make a charitable donation during the holidays is very generous, but you need to be vigilant if you plan to make that gift count. Americans donate over $45 billion to the almost 2 million non-profits in the U.S. every year, but the 50 worst charities in America devote less…

The Search for Big Data Security Solutions

Gil

by Gil Allouche By this point, it’s undeniable that big data is experiencing some monumental growth throughout the world. This observation is even backed up by the statistics. In fact, in 2013 alone, the big data market experienced growth of 58%, with experts predicting it to hit more than $50 billion by the time 2017…

SQL Is More than Just Store and Retrieve

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha I often work with programmers to build applications. It never ceases to amaze me that many programmers look at SQL as a store and retrieve mechanism and see nothing more. Their approach is to write programming code for all their logic. It’s not just a matter of programmers being unable to write…

Google Researchers Use End-to-End Neural Network To Caption Pictures

Google researchers have announced the development of a machine-learning system that can automatically produce captions to accurately describe images in properly formed sentences the first time it sees them. “This kind of system could eventually help visually impaired people understand pictures, provide alternate text for images in parts of the world where mobile connections are…