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Risks Posed By Dark Data
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Structured and well-indexed data can be easy to manage. However, sensitive or confidential unstructured data and information presents real challenges to data officers. Dark data can be described as data that is kept just in case but doesn't have any proper usage at the moment. It acquired its name from its similarity to dark matter which is the mysterious non-luminous material that is believed to exist in space.

Just like dark matter, the dark data is mostly left unclassified and unnoticed but keeps on multiplying. It is common for businesses to hold onto the large chunk of data that...

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How to Successfully Implement Predictive Analytics in a Business
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Most businesses and organisations today use predictive analytics to predetermine the future success in their respective industries. By using analysed data of past trends, it is possible to make future decisions that are geared to improving the success of an organisation. That is what is referred to as predictive analytics. 

In a business, predictive analytics is used mainly to study the behaviour of customers, like what they purchase the most and at what time of the year, do they like deliveries or not. Once you analyse the behaviour of your customers, you will be able to give...

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Improvement of Productivity through Digitization 2018
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Recently, Horvath & Partners have conducted a study which shows the remarkable progress made by companies that have decided to embrace digitalization. According to the study, incorporating new technology into the day-to-day firm’s activities has facilitated higher productivity, high-quality service delivery, and cost reduction.

 

Robotics

Many firms including German-speaking nations believe that incorporating robotics initiates productivity and makes the companies more profitable. Robotics or RPA entail the use of programmed software robots to execute selected processes....

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Things That CEOs Must Do To Harness the Potential of Big Data
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Gathering big data and analytics is rapidly becoming a new edge of competitive differentiation. While companies such as Google, Amazon.com, and Netflix take the limelight in this space, many companies are silently making great progress. Pharmaceutical, retailing, insurance and telecommunications companies have recently started advancing big data strategies. The activities of these companies exemplify fresh strategic tactics to big data and show the challenges CEOs face as they work to break the organisational inertia that prevents big data creativities from advancing. Here are some...

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Analysis
Why companies are struggling to implement GDPR
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become effective as of 25 May 2018 all over Europe. These are a set of rules that were adapted by the European Union to regulate how businesses use and protect consumer data. These rules are very demanding and tech companies are already struggling with compliance. Here are some of the areas tech companies are finding it difficult to implement:

 

1. Data breach notification 

This is one of the areas tech companies are finding it hard to comply with. The regulations require organisations to report data breaches within 72 hours. Most...

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Analysis
The Beauty that is Cognitive Computing and Why You Need It
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Cognitive computing is one term that is controversial where others classify it as a subset of Artificial Intelligence dealing with human-like behaviors, while others associate it with motor control and perception, but what does it really mean? 
 

What is Cognitive Computing? 

Simply defined, cognitive computing is focused on self-learning processes that simulate human-like thoughts in a computerized model. It refers to a computing model based on understanding and reasoning of machines in a way that is comparable to the human cognitive behavior but at higher levels. ...

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Understanding Composable Infrastructure
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A composable infrastructure is a network type where physical racks like network elements, storage and computes are presented as individual services. There is pooling of resources in this type of infrastructure, which eliminates the need for hardware configuration at a physical location to meet the requirements of a specific application. Companies can use application programming interfaces to develop composable infrastructures. The virtual servers that make up this network are capable of running containers, VMs and OSs the same as physical servers. Resource application happens on demand,...

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How websites get you data with your Facebook login
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Even before Facebook is able to recover from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, further security vulnerabilities in the site have been exposed. Researchers from Freedom to Tinker have discovered how hidden JavaScript trackers in some sites can harvest data of users who use the Facebook login. With this feature, users can log in into websites easily by using some information from their Facebook accounts.

 

What are the risks involved?

The researchers who discovered this flaw point out that these hidden trackers have the ability to harvest more data than the user intends to provide....

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Big Data – What’s it really worth?
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We’re at the dawn of a new era, where the correct utilisation of data in business models can be an underlying factor that reflects profits. Various approaches can be taken when enhancing a business’s decision-making process and when calculating the true value of data. These include the use of analytics, sandboxes and solutions, data warehouses and business intelligence systems.

The benefits gained from data can be classified using the four V’s. By looking at data from these four perspectives, provides a greater scope for understanding the potential benefits...

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A Guide to Big Data Definition and Development
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Big data is causing a revolution in the technology world. However, few people know its definition even the expert IT professionals are finding it hard to peg down a single definition to this big word. The following definitions are some of the ways that you can describe big data:

 

Microsoft

Microsoft has defined big data as a process that is used for application of computing power. It employs the use of the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to convey massive and complex information.

 

Oracle

On the other hand, Oracle defines big data as a derivative...

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