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The lasting global impact of COVID-19 will usher in five macro shifts that will permanently alter business and technology, according to research and advisory firm Forrester. A recent report, " The New, Unstable Normal: How COVID-19 Will Change Business And Technology Forever," describes how, despite modern healthcare and the implementation of extensive pandemic management protocols (PMPs), the effects of COVID-19 will continue to surface...
At the beginning of 2020, it was estimated that humanity had accumulated 44 zettabytes – that’s 44 trillion gigabytes – of digital data. And we’re continuing to produce data at a stunning and still-accelerating pace. Businesses across a wide variety of industries have quickly learned that making effective use of the mountain of big data at their fingertips is no longer just a way to get a competitive edge –...
New York-based software and data analytics company Payfone announced this week it has raised $100 million to acquire strategic assets, further strengthen its machine learning capabilities, and build a cross-industry consortium to secure digital transactions and experiences. The investment was led by funds advised by Apax Digital, the growth equity team of Apax Partners. Payfone seeks to set a new standard for digital identity verification...
Looking for a data platform that offers the opportunity to explore, discover, and evaluate new datasets in a seamless and intuitive way? The newly launched S&P Global Marketplace may be a good option for you. S&P Global is a provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering ESG solutions, deep data, and insights on critical business factors. In a modern digital...
Companies eager to maximize the value of their digital data are taking small steps to establish the strong foundational policies and practices needed for managing data. Three areas of activity are emerging, according to a recent report from IT trade association CompTIA: First, companies are evaluating the sources of their data, how it flows through the organization, and how often it is processed for analysis. Next, companies are...
Many countries across North America and Europe are entering phase three (management) of the coronavirus pandemic, expected to last from mid-May through the end of the year 2020 and into the year 2021. During this phase, pandemic management protocols (PMPs) – ways of working, traveling, socially congregating, and connecting – will have to be constructed and maintained by governments, companies, schools, and all...
Since the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed in the state of Washington on Jan. 21, 2020, data science teams nationwide have taken swift action to collect and analyze datasets for unique insights and trends in public health. Today, we are spotlighting a few specific efforts to track the pandemic and reduce its spread. Quick reference — Coronavirus trackers and repositories Johns Hopkins University &...
The coronavirus outbreak is leading numerous organizations on a scramble to develop plans for staff to work remotely. Companies hoping to keep employees safe and stop the spread of the disease — while maintaining regular operations — have to look beyond simply sending staffers home with a laptop. Practicing good cybersecurity hygiene to prevent exposing the business to cyberattack is as critically important in a home working...
There are 15 main risk management hot spots for legal and compliance leaders spanning five categories over the next two years. This is according to Gartner, Inc. after interviewing many clients and experts and surveying tens of thousands of respondents across multiple surveys. “Hot spots reflect current trends in the business and regulatory environment that create or exacerbate the legal, compliance, and privacy risks that legal...
This is the age of data. It is the single biggest commodity in the world, the target of big business, government, and hackers alike. It's the one thing that every single industry has in common, and it's the center of the fastest-growing industry in the world – data analytics. A master's in data analytics prepares professionals for careers in that vague industry commonly called big data, but big data is really all around. Data...
Wondering what's hot in the job market as we enter a new decade? The team at Jeff Christian Partners, a talent equity search firm and a first to offer the annual top 10 Hot High Tech Jobs list over 25 years ago, identifies which leading edge jobs will have an impact this year.  Beyond the typical method of tracking the demand of job postings, the list incorporates authentic requirements of scarcity and demand. The Web Master and...
Unified data analytics platform Databricks has announced keynote speakers alongside expanded technical content and training at Spark + AI Summit which is taking place June 22 - 25 in San Francisco. The keynote lineup spans data and machine learning innovators to data visionaries, including Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com, Jennifer Chayes of UC Berkeley, and Adam Paszke of PyTorch. To support continuous innovation and expansion of the...