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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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Here's Where Big Data is Making a Difference

Big data is now one of the leading topics of discussion among IT professionals, academicians, and business leaders. It has become the leading game-changer in almost every industry over the past few years. As this technology continues showing immense potential, there has been a change of tact by those concerned. Instead of focusing on the discussion around big data, they now concentrate on the value of this technology to businesses. The majority of organizations now understand that if they collect all the data that comes into their businesses, they can use analytics to obtain insights that can be valuable. While the term “big data” might be new, businesses have been using basic analytics as early as 1950 to uncover insights and trends.

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China Fights COVID-19 with Big Data

As the coronavirus pandemic hit China hard in January 2020, the Chinese government was forced to take measures to contain the pandemic as it grew into a public health emergency. The pandemic occurred as the country was entering its busiest season occasioned by the Chinese New Year. This forced the Chinese government to move large amounts of medical equipment and mobile hospitals to a worst-hit city of Wuhan in Hubei province. Considering the disease is highly infectious, determining the travel paths of people who went into and out of the city was one of the hardest things.

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Microsoft Powers Data Servers for 48 Hours Using Hydrogen Fuel Cells

In an industry first, Microsoft powered a row of data servers for 48 hours using only hydrogen fuel cells. This comes after the tech giant pledged to be carbon negative by the year 2030.  Microsoft who is currently using diesel fuel to power their back-up generators are exploring their options to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Big Data Highlights How Being Yourself is Impacting COVID-19 Efforts

The coronavirus pandemic has absolved Aristotle who argued that humans have never been atomized individuals but are social beings whose every decision affects their fellow humans. COVID-19 pandemic is making it clear that each one of us is responsible morally for the risks that others face and the mortality in our neighbourhoods.

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Data Scientist Creates Her Own Covid-19 Community Dashboard Despite Being Fired by the State of Florida

Poet Maya Angelou once said, “if you don’t like something, change it…” and that’s exactly what data scientist Rebekah Jones did. Dissatisfied with the way the Department of Health in the state of Florida was reporting Covid-19 statistics - Jones created her own dashboard to accurately depict infection and death rates in her state.

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As Consumer Habits Change, How Can Businesses Keep Up?

American consumers don’t act and buy the way they did just a few short months ago – at least most of them don’t. The pandemic and the need for social distancing led to an upsurge in online buying. Takeout and delivery replaced, at least temporarily, dining out. Many consumers, worried about the health risks of spending time in grocery stores, turned to services that would do their shopping for them. 

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Will Big Data Cause Problems if Used for Tracking?

Big data has emerged as one of the leading areas that people hope will give a solution in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This is happening at a time when professionals in healthcare and other sectors are trying to bring their heads together to identify the solution to one of the biggest pandemics of our generation. Researchers are banking on big data to help in limiting the spread of the virus even as the number confirmed cases keep rising every minute.

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Data Scientists Must Report Accurate Data at All Costs

As the world turns to data to solve some of the world’s most perplexing problems – data science has been thrust into the spotlight. Data is manipulated, shifted, and placed into different combinations that produce results, theories, and predictions. In the past, data has been challenged and criticized for the benefit of science to guarantee that the calculations and statistics are correct.  But as governments are heightened amid Covid-19 and governments are anxious to restart the economy – data scientists in the United States are under pressure to produce positive results that show declining infection rates – even if it’s not accurate.

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Big Data is Helping Diabetics

Big data is revolutionizing industries across the world, and one of them is healthcare. It is changing the management of diabetes and helping diabetics get better care, that is tailor-made for each one of them. With the number of people with diabetes growing significantly, the right approach to the management of diabetes is needed to control this new challenge. One in every ten people has diabetes, a number that is double that of 20 years ago. However, although the number of diabetics has nearly doubled up, most of the patients still use manual methods to test their blood sugar and inject insulin after the test like they have been doing for ages.

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