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Responding to Big Data Breaches: Best Practices

Click here to learn more about Gilad David Maayan. On average, every data breach affects about 25,000 records and costs the affected organization almost $4 million. This cost comes in the form of brand damage, loss of customer trust, and regulatory fines. As data increases, so does your liability should a breach occur. More data also means that your systems become more valuable and appealing to potential attackers. Since no…

Four Reasons Why SDP is the Best Way to Secure Remote Access

Click to learn more about author Gerry Grealish. Software-defined perimeters are designed with flexibility, scalability, and security in mind. They offer many advantages over access-enablement technologies such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and Network Access Control (NAC) and are also foundational technologies for zero-trust security. Let’s learn what makes SDP so powerful and so secure. What is SDP? A software-defined perimeter is both a security framework and a networking tool.…

What is Outlier Analysis and How Can It Improve Analysis?

Click to learn more about author Kartik Patel. This article presents a brief explanation of Outliers, and how this type of analysis is used. What is Outlier Analysis? An outlier is an element of a data set that distinctly stands out from the rest of the data. In other words, outliers are those data points that lie outside the overall pattern of distribution as shown in figure below. The easiest way…

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What is a Data Analyst?

Data analysts help businesses make better, more informed decisions by not only collecting and…

What is a Data Architect?

A data architect provides clear specifications, models, and definitions, translating a business’ Data Strategy…

What is a Data Engineer?

Data engineers build Data Architecture  through infrastructures and foundations. A data engineer is tasked…

What is Data Literacy?

Data literacy describes the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data,…

What is DataOps?

DataOps (Data Operations) is collaborative Data Management practices “focused on improving the communication, integration,…

What is a Data Scientist?

Data scientists emphasize rigor and performance when obtaining, scrubbing, exploring, modeling, and interpreting data.…

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Data Versioning Matters to Data Science

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently published a case study about how the Allen Institute for Cell Science — which was founded by Microsoft’s Paul Allen to research how the human brain works in health and disease — is taking new steps to make its data and metadata easy to access, search, and redistribute for internal and external users on the web. The Institute has a lot of data: more than…

Data Architecture and Data Science: What is the Intersection?

Data Science, in practice, should ultimately combine the best practices of information technology, analytics, and business. On the other hand, Data Architecture enables data scientists to analyze and share data throughout the enterprise for strategic decision-making. Thus, without a sound Data Architecture in place, data scientists will remain severely handicapped in their abilities to develop and productionize data models. This is the primary point of intersection between Data Architecture and…

Data Strategy Trends in 2020

When it comes to having a Data Strategy, are you there yet? Remember, a real Data Strategy isn’t a road stop. It’s the destination. There’s optimism that Data Strategy in 2020 will be on the highway somewhere between those two points. Much of the good vibe is created by the fact that business stakeholders are taking a more active lead. The link between Data Strategy and Business Strategy will grow…

Case Study: JTC Grows its Cloud Services Core through Trust and Teamwork

Trust, teamwork, and technology form the core of Jewell Technical Consulting, Inc. (JTC) and its partnership with Leaseweb USA, a leading hosting and cloud services company whose offerings include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. JTC, a company providing private cloud services to North Virginia and D.C. metro businesses, was originally utilizing another hosting facility 20 miles way from its Manassas, Virginia headquarters. But as JTC grew, the two- to three-hour round trips…

Data Architects, It’s Time to Improve Your Data Classification

Team Data — data architects in particular, whatever their official title may be — have a job to do. That is to take more aggressive steps to protect data assets on behalf of customers and constituents. The responsibility falls to data architects because few in most organizations are thinking about protecting data from the data point of view, so to speak. The lawyers and the security group think about it…

Business Intelligence and Analytics Trends in 2020

The general pattern of technology upgrades in Enterprise Analytics & Business Intelligence that occurred in 2019 signaled the emergence of some specific types of analytics: smart, real-time, augmented, and conversational. These trends will continue growing well into 2020 and beyond. Also included in that list are: Smart devices and multi-channel data will require smart analytics tools for improved insights; real-time analytics will be a necessity in the era of sensors…

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