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Unlocking enterprise collaboration with cloud-based data warehouses
Using cloud technologies to store and share data fuels collaboration and communication, writes Simon Field, EMEA CTO at Snowflake Technology innovation combined with globalisation has created a business ecosystem, no longer bound by location or time. More than ever, people are seamlessly connecting through work collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Office 365, while... Read More

Unmasking Adversarial AI with Pin-Yu Chen

Machine learning researchers are not solely concerned with improving the accuracy of models. They want to know how they can be corrupted and undermined – a research agenda that warrants more attention. Techerati spoke to an IBM researcher at the heart of it.


AI and machine learning are set to transform data management
AI-based data management thinks outside the box, offering more intelligent ways to manage business needs For many companies, the success of companies such as Airbnb, Netflix and Uber makes the attraction of “disruptive technology” seem very appealing. But when it boils down to it – what exactly is disruptive technology, and just how disruptive should... Read More

How data is helping in the fight to eliminate malaria
All problems can be turned into a data problem, and the subject of malaria is no different Malaria is one of the world’s most ruthless killers. It ends one child’s life every 30 seconds, equating to roughly 3,000 children every day. In total, malaria kills over one million people each year, with 90 per cent... Read More

The new data dawn in aircraft maintenance
With a little help from blockchain, predictive maintenance is set to reach new heights - but the data upsurge is not without its challenges, writes Chris Knight Newspaper columns the world over regularly overflow with reports of the power of nascent technology. And as technology touches every aspect of our lives, so it pervades the... Read More

How to collect data about your customers without violating GDPR

It’s almost a year since GDPR came into effect. What have marketers learned? And what can they do better? Data is vital for modern marketers. From small and fresh online bookstores to famous gadget manufacturers to financial corporations, customers’ data provides for seamless interaction, personalization, and delivery. Tons of sensitive information like emails, phones, and… Read More


In the era of big data how can we safeguard data integrity?

With the right data lineage tools, ensuring data integrity in a big data environment becomes far easier Multi-dimensional is something of an understatement when it comes to describing the beast of big data. However, the dimension that outweighs all others – so much so that it’s even in the name – is volume. With the… Read More


Are you missing the low-hanging fruit on your data tree?
You could be closer to becoming a data-driven business than you think. That’s because chances are, you’re already generating data and you just need to know where to find it, how to aggregate it, and how to use it to create real value within your business. Start with the quick wins and there will be... Read More

JustGiving’s RAVEN platform turns data into donations
Leveraging data science and machine learning at scale, JustGiving is providing personalised experiences and identifying the causes that people actually care about. Richard Freeman, PhD, lead data and machine learning engineer, talks through the tools and processes underpinning the tech-for-good company's platform, and why you should think twice before relying on third-party services JustGiving has... Read More

Big data need not mean high costs and lengthy training cycles
These days it means more to understand business processes and to transform them into data-driven opportunities - using cloud technology when needed For a lot, but certainly not all enterprises, a typical big data software is Apache Hadoop. Hadoop is the new legacy standard in enterprises when it comes to on-premise tools. Cloud-based big data... Read More

So, what is data science anyway?
Rich Pugh, co-founder and chief data scientist at Mango Solutions, looks back in time to find out where the term ‘data science’ first originated, what it means today and how it can add value in a data-driven organisation Much of our time is spent talking to organisations looking to build a data science capability, or... Read More

Sports analytics: How data gives teams the edge
With every sprint, kick, tackle, pass and more now logged and analysed in real-time to give teams the tiniest advantage on the pitch, Riello UPS General Manager Leo Craig investigates how big data can make or break who claims sport’s most prestigious prizes Sports analytics isn’t a completely new phenomenon. While there were no Opta... Read More


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