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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


2021: A Data Odyssey

Is your company ready for the new era of AI and ML-empowered data management? It’s time to strap in, says TIBCO’s Bob Eve.


The worst tech disasters that can hit your business

No business is invulnerable. All are exposed to the same environmental and man-made risk factors. The key is being able to mitigate against those risks as much as possible, putting steps in place to ensure business continuity as – and when – disasters occur. That’s where disaster recovery comes in, and as cyberthreats and natural disasters continue to grow in scope and severity, DRaaS is going to play a key role in ensuring businesses can operate safely, securely and with full confidence.


Why you need to improve data literacy and access in your organisation now

84% of organisations have been under pressure to shorten decision-making cycles since COVID-19 hit, according to our latest research, with 74% expecting it to be the new normal for their business. To take full advantage of the opportunity, organisations need to be able to process data faster than ever before, so that they can make business-critical decisions to ensure they recover from this crisis — and any future crises — and continue to succeed using data-driven insights.


Does corporate messaging and collaboration demand decentralisation?

Organisations are struggling with how employees and external partners communicate. They were wrestling with the issue before the global pandemic but, with many workforces now regularly working outside of a traditional office, it has become a burning issue.

Email, the old stalwart, is slow and cumbersome. The fact email still exists – and is often the primary form of communication – demonstrates the failings of instant messaging, corporate communities, messaging apps, and collaboration tools.


Big Data & AI World Recap: Why improving data literacy is about culture and mindset

How can your company improve its data literacy? With the UK and US ranking 21st and 23rd respectively in global data literacy skills, it’s a question on every organisation’s lips and a challenge data experts tackled head-on in an afternoon panel session at Big Data & AI World’s debut virtual event, dedicated to the financial services sector. 


Big Data & AI World Speaker Focus: Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte

Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte, on AI facts, myths and the importance of an experimental culture.


Data Lakes vs. Swamps: 7 steps to building impactful Data Lakes

Data lakes, in the absence of ongoing maintenance, will inevitably become swamps, unusable and unhelpful to your organisation


Privacy Shield abandonment shows businesses need to up their data protection

Privacy Shield’s invalidation shows data practices are under greater scrutiny than ever before. If they’re not already, sensible businesses should err on the side of caution


Businesses have adapted to meet pandemic challenges, but are disaster recovery strategies keeping up?

In the last few months, almost every business will have evaluated and, where necessary, updated its technology strategy and processes. Getting as close to business-as-usual has been a huge priority and focusing on operational infrastructure, communications, and collaboration tools and services has delivered widespread benefits.

But what about disaster recovery (DR)? How many organisations have reviewed and updated their approach to DR in line with their current situation? These are important questions that deserve specific attention, as plans that were in place for the ‘old normal’ might not be appropriate for rapidly changing circumstances. So, what are the current drivers of DR strategy and how can businesses ensure they can identify and adapt to any gaps in their approach?


The future workplace: 5 AI and analytics trends to build lasting resilience

Andrew Duncan outlines five ways that companies are embedding data-driven decision making to enable business resilience.