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Are You Taking Responsibility for Your Big Data?

No business today can compete favorably without using data to make critical decisions. This explains the craze for big data, which has made big data and analytics one of the most talked-about topics today.  Companies are now more aware of the potential benefits of data. They are actively gathering it as much as they can and using it to identify what drives a customer and making decisions to this effect.


Recap: Brittany Kaiser, Whistle Blower of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Scandal interview on "No Lie with Bryan Tyler Cohen"

Brittany Kaiser, a data rights activist and co-founder of Own Your Data Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches people of all ages about data intelligence sat down with Bryan Tyler Cohen on his podcast, “No Lie" in late December 2020. Kaiser is best known for being the whistle blower who exposed her former company Cambridge Analytica’s abuse of data in world-wide elections such as Brexit and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election. Today, she fights for more technology-first legislation while also teaching people how to protect their data through her nonprofit.


Plan Success into Your Next Big Data Project

Big data is now one of the leading investments among businesses. For this reason, companies that have massive volumes of data within their reach such as Facebook and Amazon, among others are minting millions of dollars by leveraging on this golden resource. While the private sector seems to be ahead in big data projects, the public sector also has not been left too far behind. Government entities are now looking to leverage the available data to serve the citizens better. A recent report by IBM Center for The Business of Government noted that the government must plan their big data initiatives properly to achieve success. Here are some steps you should consider when planning your success in big data projects:


Get Ready for These Big Data Changes in 2021

As we bid adieu to 2020, corporates and big data leaders are looking for ways to get an edge over their competitors in big data projects. Since the inception of big data technologies, the trends in this industry have defined competition and adoption. Although 2020 has been a tough year for big data projects, just like any industry, 2021 is expected to be better. Here are some key big data trends for 2021:


Don't Let These Examples of Big Data Failures Trip You Up

Big data analytics is a major topic of discussion in enterprise circles these days. This has seen the rise of many projects, most of which are big in size and scope, and ambitious but the majority of which end up failing. According to a 2016 estimation by Gartner, more than 60 percent of big data projects fail. Nothing seems to have changed because many of these projects still fail to date. The question is, what is the cause of these failures? Here are some reasons why big data initiatives do not succeed:


Big Data - What Can Go Wrong?

Tech experts are heaping all types of praises on big data, some even saying it is perhaps the next big thing after the advent of the internet.  Although stating that big data is the greatest invention after the internet is arguable, it is cannot be disputed that it has changed many things in modern organizations. It allows employees and business owners to sift through data intelligently, use data to learn through machine learning and employ analytics tools to inform decision-making processes. While it is a source of success to many organizations, people must understand that this technology is a double-edged sword that can help or wreak havoc if not used properly. Building the right data culture is what can drive a positive change in an organization. Therefore understanding what may go wrong when using big data is critical. Here are areas that may go wrong in big data:


Can AI Be Inherentially Good? A Look into Roboethics

In a year of a pandemic, murder hornets, and confirmation by the United States Government that aliens do in fact exist – imagine my response when I read that  Pope Francis would like his Catholic constituents to “…pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.”  


350 Million Customer Records Exposed due to Broadvoice Leak

Broadvoice takes data privacy and security seriously read the first sentence of the US-based cloud VoiP provider’s press release published on October 15, 2020 via Threatpost. For five days between September 28th and October 2nd, over 350 million customer records were left exposed online where anyone could access them.  


Here's What to Expect with Big Data as We Enter 2021

Big data has made a big impact and has grown exponentially ever since it made its way into the world of tech, and there is no sign of stagnating any time soon. Research predicts that big data will reach 163 zettabytes (163 trillion gigabytes) by 2025. Wondering about the size of one zettabyte? It is roughly about 2 billion years’ worth of music. The growth in the use of big data is enhanced by various factors, some of which include increased web search requests, the proliferation of media files, and the increased number of online transactions. Also, the rise in the number of IoT devices and sensors is another key driver.


Don't Get Tripped Up By These Big Data Problems

Before going into any battle, generals must ensure that they have the necessary knowledge about their enemy. The knowledge is on the size of the army, weapons, and the tactics they use in their fights. With this knowledge, the right strategy can be crafted to outwit the enemy. Just like the generals, every decision-maker has to have background information before arriving at specific decisions that will impact the operations of their businesses. While at it, it is crucial to understand the big data problems. Here are some big data problems that you should not allow to trip you up in your operations.


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