AI Governance Best Practices

AI governance is meant to promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence for the betterment of humankind. Artificial intelligence has proven itself quite useful in completing a large variety of tasks quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, it can also be used to support criminal behavior or to create and distribute misinformation. AI governance is an effort […]

Creating a Data Quality Framework

An organization can define its Data Quality goals and standards, and the steps needed to accomplish those goals, by creating a Data Quality framework. Creating it includes an assessment of the organization’s current Data Quality. A Data Quality framework can be described as an instruction manual for improving the quality of the data. With a […]

How to Become a Citizen Data Scientist

The job responsibilities of a citizen data scientist include dealing with new data, using automated tools to process big data, and creating additional models to gain additional insights. Their primary job is not to make predictions directly from big data, or develop prescriptive analytics, but to build models and use tools that accomplish those goals. […]

Cloud Computing Trends in 2024

In 2024, the trends of cloud computing will be influenced by increasing cloud costs and the expanding use of advanced AI (such as ChatGPT). Businesses continue to move their operations to the cloud, with the goals of becoming more efficient and improving their customers’ experiences. Organizations will continue to use cloud services as a way […]

Creating a Data Governance Policy

A Data Governance (DG) policy is a document that describes how organizations use and manage their data. These documents establish rules that help safeguard data, define the roles and responsibilities of staff involved with Data Governance, and set standards for Data Quality and security.  Good Data Governance policies make the business’s governance goals, practices, and […]

A Brief History of Large Language Models

Large language models are artificial neural networks (algorithms) that have gone from a recent development to widespread use within a few years. They have been instrumental in the development of ChatGPT, the next evolutionary step in artificial intelligence. Generative AI was combined with large language models to produce a smarter version of artificial intelligence. Large […]

Data Management Trends in 2024

The trends in Data Management for 2024 can be expected to range from the impact of the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) package to new variations of ChatGPT focused on managing data. Data Management (DM) deals with the collection, processing, and storage of data, as well as the laws and regulations that protect people’s rights. Managing an […]

Database Management Trends in 2024

Trends in database management for 2024 have taken several different directions, ranging from cloud-based DBMSs (database management systems) to augmented DBMSs to self-driving DBMSs (which are quite different from self-driving cars). The use of cloud-supported database management systems is one of the most obvious trends.  Another broad noteworthy trend is the use of multiple databases. […]