There have been calls in the international community for improved quality and availability of migration statistics for several decades. As with any other area of policy domain, the data on migration ought to be the foundation for informed decisions, but it's not always the case. That's crucial anytime there is a displacement crisis, like the ones happening across the European … [Read more...] about Do You Know How Big Data Is Helpful To Immigrants?
As I spoke with friends leading up to Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2015, one topic continued to come up: metadata. Its a topic that data engineers and data management researchers have long thought about because it has significant effects on the systems they maintain and the services they offer. Ive also been having more and more conversations about applications made possible by … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons We Need Open and Vendor-Neutral Metadata Services
I recently read an interesting article on CIO.com about the Internet of Things compromising business security. The article brought up some interesting points with regard to the devices that manage our lives and the new concern that each device brings up. Locks that are controlled with smart phones, climate control devices like Nest and mobile devices with access to company … [Read more...] about The Internet of Things: Is too Much Technology a Security Risk?
Historically, the data breaches to make news headlines are the ones that occur at enterprise organizations. Specifically, eBay, Home Depot, Target and the Playstation Network are a few to come to mind. But as these enterprise organizations form even stronger security protocols, hackers are turning to small business. Hackers see small business as easy targets. Often with less IT … [Read more...] about IT Security Lessons from the World’s Biggest Data Breaches