Valentine’s Day:  What’s Your Secret Technology Crush?

Valentine’s day is traditionally a time when you can act on your secret crushes and let them know how you feel about them. Anyone who cares about security and technology has an app or a platform or a programming language or something that might not be very cool or very glamorous but which they love, trust and rely on. So this year we’ve decided to ask writers what their secret crushes are …
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Melinda Gates on the Importance (and Lack) of Big Data in Global Health

There is an almost overwhelming number of pressing global health issues today. Preparing for epidemics like Ebola, the increasing dangers of climate change, access to medicine — the list goes on and on. One thing that is essential to addressing all these issues is data. And the state of data about global health isn’t so great …
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How Financial Tech Startups are Reaching out to Low-Income Americans

The term “financial technology” may evoke images of wealthy and sophisticated business people using their phones to do their banking and manage investments. But financial technology companies like WiseBanyan are looking to new ways to reach lower-income customers, including those who don’t even have a bank account or use payday loan services instead of traditional …
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University Attacked by its Own Vending Machines, Smart Light Bulbs & 5,000 IoT Devices

Today’s cautionary tale comes from Verizon’s sneak peek of the 2017 Data Breach Digest scenario, involving an unnamed university. Hackers were using the university’s own vending machines and other IoT devices to attack the university’s network. Since the help desk had previously blown off student complaints about slow or inaccessible network connectivity, it was a mess …
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How Business Intelligence Is Being Disrupted for the Better

The volume and complexity of data requires a systematic organizational effort to derive its maximum benefit. For years, business intelligence (BI) has been the industry standard for helping leadership gain visibility into business operations and make data-driven decisions. So what’s next? As the volume and complexity of data continues to grow, business owners must focus on …
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Quote of the Week

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”
~ Richard Feynman (Physicist)