How Low Can You Go? Reducing Data Insight Delay

Across all industries, the race is on for firms to differentiate with data — through data-driven products; enhanced customer acquisition and experience; reduced risk; or streamlined operations (cost-out). C-suite executives have the aspiration and vision to win with data-driven insights, yet most are dissatisfied with the cycles consumed in producing data-driven insights. The time it […]

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My Cloud Journey as an Early Adopter

Ever heard the saying, “The Cloud is just someone else’s computer”? This is one of the many arguments I encountered as I became an early adopter in 2010. While it is technically true, it misses the point: the inherent flexibility and benefits of the “Cloud” maximize the chances of differentiating your company from its competitors, […]

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Data Storytelling: A Cheat Sheet

Data Storytelling is an essential skill of of any data scientist that makes data come alive. It is a structured method for turning data insights into action through analysis, design, and narrative. It is an art that brings interpretation and clarity while engaging the audience towards action. The Framework below defines the art of data […]

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Information Security Team

InfoSec Can Be Taxing, So Here’s a Taxonomy

Information Security can sometimes feel like death by documentation, like a bunch of red tape just to keep regulators and auditors at bay. Throw in differences in lexicon, and seeing how all the many pieces fit together can be quite difficult. Getting everyone, practitioner and leadership alike, on the same page when it comes to […]

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Privacy and Security: What’s the Difference?

Article Summary: Security controls are put in place to control who can access the information, but privacy controls are for when and what they can access. For example, doctors at a nationwide primary care chain most likely have security access to each patient’s account information across the country, but should only have privacy access when there […]

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What We Learned from MS Azure Bootcamp

The brain power was palpable. We hosted the Global Azure Bootcamp at our space in Richmond, Virginia, and the attendees were ready to tackle some big cloud issues during breakouts and presentations. We asked attendees to fill out a survey about their cloud adoption and implementation journeys, as well as their top challenges. They revealed […]

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Essential Steps to Strengthening Cybersecurity

  Many organizations know they must have the basics: hire a CISO, perform a risk assessment, and find security vendors to fill up the holes. Unfortunately, these are often mere boxes to check. Cathie Brown offers a few simple considerations in each of those steps that will strengthen your cybersecurity posture, like what to look […]

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