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Data-Driven Strategy Leads to Historic Win for Brentford Football Club

A few years ago I wrote an article about the NBA’s use of data analytics and statistics to recruit players for future seasons. It appears that the NBA is not the only sports league to turn to statistics when deciding which players they should offer spots to on their teams.


Does Cloud Storage Protect Your Data Against Ransomware?

 In recent years, ransomware has become mainstream and is now one of the topics cybersecurity professionals often talk about. Over the past few years, we have watched many organizations such as businesses, hospitals, government agencies, and city municipalities fall victim to ransomware attacks. Most of them are forced to part with thousands of dollars in cryptocurrencies for their files to be released. New as they may sound, ransomware attacks have been here for long, only that they have become rampant in recent years with the rise in cryptocurrencies. These attacks are characterized by systemic encryption of critical files. Once encrypted, the hacker demands a ransom to be paid by the victim before a decryption key is given.


Stay Updated on These Strategies around Your Data

Although many organizations talk about big data, only a few of them have a working strategy to take advantage of massive data from business transactions. With an average amount of data generated by organizations now hitting more than 1.7 trillion megabytes, it would be important for organizations to take advantage of the big data technology to learn more about their customers in terms of their requirements, expectations, and trends. Building a big data plan is easier said than done. Here are some big data strategies that you should stay updated on in 2021. 


Big Data - Yes, It's Still Growing

Big data is now one of the leading buzzwords in technology circles. It is a technology or concept that you have probably heard of and has impacted you, one way or another, as we are all living in a data-driven world. As the world continues adopting devices of various types, most of which are connected, global data continue growing exponentially with no signs of slowing down. Here are the latest trends that lead to growth in big data.


Data Scraping 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse Leaks

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse databases were not breached – according to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse. Instead - the three social media platforms say they were targets of data scraping which is super different than an out right data breach. So while your personal information is definitely floating around on the dark web thanks to these “data scraping” incidents– the CEOs of these three companies don’t want you to worry. While data scraping is technically legal – you should be concerned about these recent incidents if you ever stored sensitive information on any of these accounts.


These 4 Issues May Cause Trouble for Your Big Data Efforts

Big data analytics has become a leading area of investment for many organizations that seek to take advantage of technology to improve their services. While this technology holds great promise in this age, it has some obstacles that one must overcome to realize full potential. However, before investing in big data analytics, you must investigate various data analytics issues, explore the potential causes, and find possible solutions to these problems. Here are four problems that may cause trouble for your big data efforts.


Struggling Students Rely on AI Chatbots Throughout Pandemic

What began as a tool to help students at California State University campuses stay on track – artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots quickly became a lifeline to many students isolated due to the pandemic. After hearing of a similar program at Georgia State University- Elizabeth Adams, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies at Cal State Northbridge applied for a grant to help students at California State Universities excel at the school both on an academic and personal level. According to Adams the AI chatbots were created with freshmen and transfer students in mind as well as students who are the first in their families to go to college. “It's especially appealing to first-generation students because they don't always know what questions to ask or who to ask them to, and they don't like being embarrassed about it," Adams noted.


Making Use of Big Data is Top Priority

Last year was a tough year for any organization, regardless of the industry they operate in. Many things did not go as expected. The pandemic hit many businesses to an extent never witnessed before, with some of them even closing altogether due to the adverse effects of the pandemic. During the crisis, IT became a solution to many problems as people were forced to work from home. One thing that stood out in all this is big data and big data analytics. It is clear that with the right technology thatprovides actionable insights, people can work from home and still be as productive as working from the office. Here are some big data trends that will alter the tech landscape in 2021.


Israeli Study Shows Pfizer Vaccine is 94% Effective

A study out of Israel comparing two groups of 600,000 people found that symptomatic Covid-19 cases dropped a whopping 94 percent with two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The study, conducted by Health maintenance organization (HMO) Clalit, Irsael’s largest health care provider also found that 92 percent of participants who received the Pfizer vaccine were less likely to become seriously ill with the virus.


Are You Adjusting Your Big Data Strategies for 2021?

 Unlike decades ago, big data is no longer just a buzzword. It has come off age and is now revolutionizing workplace and businesses. According to a report by Forester Research, almost 40% of organizations are implementing and expanding big data technology adoption. Regardless of its standing, a business that lacks a clear and holistic data strategy that dictates its long term strategies lacks a competitive edge and is likely to fall behind in the current business environment. Similarly, failure to adjust your big data strategies will lead to challenges.


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