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Five Ways To Measure the Success of Your Digital Transformation

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rattle industries, many organizations are turning to digital transformation to ease disruptions. While this shift requires business leaders to make a great deal of technological change, digital transformation also requires them to re-examine their attitudes and culture. “As I’ve gone down this route, I’ve become increasingly aware of how […]

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Four Reasons Machine Learning Models Fail and How to Fix Them

Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) in which algorithms are trained to get better at solving problems on their own, similar to the functionality of a human brain. While organizations are rapidly adapting machine learning to enhance their business operations, many are failing to build machine learning models that work.  Why do […]

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Four Ways to Build MLOps that Avoid “Data Drift” in Machine Learning

Organizations are increasingly adopting machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that allows software applications to get better at predicting outcomes on their own. While these models can help businesses make better decisions, they have a major weakness. Once the data that support machine learning models become outdated, so too do the models—a problem known […]

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IBM Report: Cost of Data Breaches Soars to All-Time High During Pandemic

Data breaches currently cost businesses an average of $4.24 million USD, according to IBM’s recently published “Cost Of Data Breach Report”—the highest recorded in the report’s 17-year history. These costs include lost business, regulatory fines, and the price of clearing hackers out of networks. Many of these attacks come in the form of ransomware, in […]

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What Evolving Data Privacy Laws Mean for Organizations

The U.S. state of Colorado has joined California, Virginia, the European Union, and Brazil in passing data privacy legislation. These laws give users greater control over their data and empower them to hold organizations that violate the rules responsible. The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), scheduled to go into effect on 1 July 2023, “provides consumers […]

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Cyber Security Requirements on the Horizon As Ransomware Surges

Cyber crime is on the rise. In the U.S. alone, McDonalds, Colonial Pipeline, SolarWinds, and JBS Foods were all recently forced to pay millions due to ransomware attacks that compromised their data. Former Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers predicts an onslaught of up to 100,000 ransomware attacks this year alone, which could cost organizations an […]

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What is ‘Causal Inference’ and Why is it Key to Machine Learning?

Unlike human beings, machine learning algorithms are bad at determining what’s known as ‘causal inference,’ the process of understanding the independent, actual effect of a certain phenomenon that is happening within a larger system. For example, a human watching a golfer swing a golf club intuitively understands that the golfer’s arms are causing the club […]

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Will Blockchain Transform Personal Health Data Management?

With news that vaccines to control the spread of COVID-19 have been developed and approved, the next step will be the enormous undertaking of administering them to the public. For the current vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to be long-lasting and effective, individuals must take two separate doses three to four weeks apart (the […]

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Rush to Cloud Computing Raises Security Concerns

Demand for cloud computing is accelerating. In 2019, companies exceeded spending on in-house data center hardware and software for the first time. According to John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research Group, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, companies are paying an estimated $96.4 billion USD on cloud-based services. This year, the […]

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Understanding Child Data Privacy for Distance Learning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students are making the difficult transition to distant learning—and parents and teachers are making the transition with them. This sudden switch to distant learning poses unique questions about child data privacy and how to protect students’ personal information. Furthermore, many parents and educators may not even be aware these […]

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