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Three in four technology companies (75%) face difficulty finding candidates with the right skills and abilities today, according to the annual Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Future of Work Study . For the first time, the annual study – which surveyed 240 tech industry leaders on workforce trends – also explores how the tech sector is embracing diversity and inclusion and adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Technical...
The COVID-19 Research Database , a pro-bono, cross-industry collaborative composed of institutions donating technology services, healthcare expertise, and de-identified data, announced recently that it has over 1,500 researchers registered and over 100 studies underway. The database is a public-private consortium organized by Change Healthcare, Datavant, Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), Medidata, Mirador Analytics, Snowflake, Veradigm,...
Given the pandemic's significant impact on the global economy, immediate action is critical, according to Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis titled "The Reshaping of Industries Caused by COVID-19." Technology leaders must assess the emerging opportunities resulting from COVID-19 and provide technological innovations to build company, society, and consumer resilience. "From transformative megatrends to geopolitical chaos, there are...
MarketCast announced yesterday the acquisition of Deductive, a data science team that supports some of the biggest names in media and consumer electronics. Formerly called Dativa, Deductive provides data science services to help its clients find meaning from the complex, granular datasets being captured by today's media platforms and connected devices. With Deductive, MarketCast clients will now be able to pair primary custom research...
Tamr, Inc., the provider of cloud-native data mastering solutions, announced the DataMasters Summit 2020 will take place as a two-day, free virtual event on October 7-8. DataMasters will bring together data experts and leaders from across industries to discuss data challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Attendees will hear first-hand from data leaders about how they've overcome business challenges, adapted to changing environments,...
As children, many of us believed in magic and a fantasy where robots would one day follow our commands, undertake the most meager tasks, and even help with our homework at the push of a button. Sadly, it seemed that these beliefs, along with ideas of self-driven flying cars and jetpacks, belonged in a future beyond imagination or in a Hollywood sci-fi. Would we ever get to experience the future in our lifetime? Then it arrived –...
It's National Honeybee Day 2020, and COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the food supply chain that helps nourish people in all corners of the world. But an even older "pandemic" – the plight of honeybees – also threatens the world's food supply. In both cases, SAS analytics strives to make it easier to understand data signals as they're happening so effective interventions can take place. In this instance, technologies are at...
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...