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The Unstoppable Rise of Snowflake

In the almost seven years since Snowflake publicly launched, this software firm has changed the status quo in its industry and skillfully competed with long-standing incumbents.


Becoming a Data Scientist in 2021

Organisations now recognise that a wide range of individuals have the right thinking processes to work in data science. As well as people from computer science and analytic backgrounds such as statistics and engineering, this includes people with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, and biology. Big tech firms have also found that liberal arts graduates are also proving highly successful in data science roles.


How digital ethics drives e-Healthcare systems in the cloud

The ethical challenges, risks, and benefits of using cloud platforms in digital healthcare 


Breaking down walls in a world of siloed communication

The original world wide web was an open and decentralised system. Over the next few years, will we see a full circle return to an open standard that revolutionises real time communication?


Ensuring the ‘C’ in GRC: How to Keep Cloud BI in Order

Information always needs to be properly captured, stored, preserved, and disclosed when required. This issue is exacerbated further in the case of cloud storage, where business records are located outside the company’s perimeter.


Data democratisation: a business necessity for a data-driven world

Businesses are increasingly under pressure to become data-driven, therefore should be expanding their efforts to democratise access to data across the whole organisation. Those that are serious about maximising the value of their data will push to enable employees at every level to understand and utilise the data at their disposal, so that they can harness critical business insights to inform effective decision making.


5 Reasons to Use Machine Learning

When properly applied to the right use cases, machine learning reduces the amount of time spent error-prone manual IT operations, adding significant business value and greatly reducing IT costs.


What is Advanced Analytics and why are businesses investing in it?

Advanced analytics is rapidly increasing in popularity as business leaders look to leverage the advantages that deep insight and more robust decision-making can bring


Making real-time real by giving developers the tools they need

Despite significant advancements in the software development community, many developers are handcuffed to outdated, complex platforms that were implemented before the developer first said “Hello world”. These relics from the batch era are depriving the brightest brains in our industry of the capabilities they need to create applications which truly move the needle for today’s digital enterprises.


Immutable Instantaneous Insurance: the missing link in the Data Chain?

The future of work is safer once we implement the immutable instantaneous missing link in the data and application security chain.


Should digital health passports be denied entry?

All signs suggest digital health passports are a matter of when, not if.


Five predictions for Machine Learning and AI in 2021

Paul Clough, Professor of Search & Analytics at The University of Sheffield and Head of Data Science at Peak Indicators, looks ahead