The Real Cost of Using Open Source Analytics

Click to learn more about author Dean Yao. According to a recent Forbes article, successful businesses will share “a deliberate choice in favor of leveraging Open Source technologies at the heart of their modern Data Architecture” in the near future. The article highlights how large companies like GitHub, Ford Motor Company, Macy’s, Progressive Insurance, and Netflix […]

Artificial Intelligence: Liability and Regulation

by Angela Guess Gary Lea of The Conversation recently wrote in, “There has been much discussion of late of the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding robot weapons development and a related but more general discussion about AI as an existential threat to humanity.If Skynet of the Terminator movies is going to exterminate […]

FTC Data Broker Report Calls for Greater Regulation of Big Data

by Angela Guess Jeff John Roberts of GigaOM reports, “The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday published a report that sheds light on nine data brokers, which collect consumer information for marketing and risk assessment purposes, and calls on Congress to pass legislation to make the industry more transparent. The report comes after an investigation into the companies, which are unfamiliar to […]

Improving Data Governance at the Bank

by Angela Guess Julie Benson of Banking Tech recently wrote, “Recently there has been a significant number of new regulations requiring financial institutions to increase the amount of data fields they have on their customer records – whether it’s FATCA indicia or EMIR classifications… We are also seeing more swingeing fines imposed by the regulators when […]

Can Privacy Exist in a Big Data World?

by Angela Guess John Naughton of The Guardian reports, “Watching the legal system deal with the internet is like watching somebody trying to drive a car by looking only in the rear-view mirror. The results are amusing and predictable but not really interesting. On the other hand, watching the efforts of regulators – whether national ones such […]

Analytics, Visualization, & Governance — Oh My!

by Angela Guess Michael Shashoua has written an article for Waters Technology which considers “whether analytics, visualization, or management and governance techniques deserve the most attention as the industry seeks to comply with new regulation and standards.” He writes, “With a swirling, confusing array of data management solutions being offered to address the woes of […]

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