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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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