A couple of years back, even researchers would wave off using DNA to store data as something too futuristic to have any practical value. Today, you can extend PostgreSQL with the right software and bio-chemical modules, and run SQL on DNA.
Auditor-General Office finds weaknesses in IT controls of several government entities including the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Finance, where third-party access rights were lax and the logging and review activities of privileged users inadequate, and notes similar lapses in previous years, indicating a need for further improvement.
Government agency responsible for data protection legislation has released a competency framework and skills roadmap detailing skillsets data protection officers need, and expects more than 500 such professionals to benefit from a year-long pilot training programme.
Microsoft and Adobe's ties keep getting tighter.
Following a "stocktake" of the public sector's security practices, Singapore's government agencies will roll out "technical measures" for existing as well as new systems to beef up data security standards, including automated detection of emails containing sensitive information and stronger encryption for files.
Interoperability and workforce training to use more data in decision-making are at the core of projects underpinning the reform of the country's pension system.
How customer data moves through your contact center will determine your compliance path.
Not knowing what to do to protect their digital lives is a source of distress for users in the country, says report.
Following its dive into APM, the new release of the Elastic stack has the beginnings of what will become a security events-based solution.
A proposal has been approved to put protection of personal information in digital platforms in the individual guarantees secured by the constitution.
Redis may be ubiquitous as a persistent caching tier, but the company behind it wants you to think about it as an operational database that is extensible.
Media companies are losing large revenues by being kept in the dark on programmatic advertising performance
Its third with bug bounty platform HackerOne, the Singapore government is looking to identify potential security holes across nine online digital services as well as ICT systems with high user engagement.
Exposed data includes passwords and private keys for production systems, employee details, sales information.
Deep learning is great for many applications, but common sense reasoning is not one of them. New research from Salesforce promises to alleviate this, advancing previous results by a considerable margin.
Not every business problem can be solved by using chatbots. Here are some inappropriate uses for the AI tool.
Traditionally, operational databases and platforms for data analysis have been two different worlds. This has come to be seen as natural, as after all the requirements for use cases that need immediate results and transactional integrity are very different from those that need complex analysis and long-running processing.
Remember how we noted data is going the way of the cloud? While there are no signs of this slowing down, there's another interesting trend unraveling, the so-called Insight Platforms as a Service (IPaaS). The thinking behind this is simple: if your data is in the cloud anyway, why not use a platform that's also in the cloud to run analytics on them, and automate as much of the process as possible?
The endless streams of data generated by applications lends its name to this paradigm, but also brings some hard to deal with requirements to the table: How do you deal with querying semantics and implementation when your data is not finite, what kind of processing can you do on such data, and how do you combine it with data from other sources or feed it to your machine learning pipelines, and do this at production scale?
The pace of change is catalyzed and accelerated at large by data itself, in a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts: data-driven product -> more data -> better insights -> more profit -> more investment -> better product -> more data. So while some are still struggling to deal with basic issues related to data collection and storage, governance, security, organizational culture, and skillset, others are more concerned with the higher end of the big data hierarchy of needs.
As descriptive and diagnostic analytics are getting commoditized, we are moving up the stack towards predictive and prescriptive analytics. Predictive analytics is about being able to forecast what's coming next based on what's happened so far, while prescriptive analytics is about taking the right course of action to make a desirable outcome happen.
FC Barcelona is focusing on data analysis to give it an edge on the soccer field and at the bank.
Not all graphs are created similar. Here are the main differences between RDF and LPG, as presented by Jesus Barrasa, Director Telecoms Practice, Neo4j: http://bit.ly/howSemanticIsYourGraph
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shared a series of pictures from the social network's datacenter site up near the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
Estimates peg more than one million people will visit Super Bowl City alone in the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. No word yet on how many Instagrams of burritos and palm trees that could produce.
Ashley Madison users have many priorities. Apparently, an airtight password is not one of them.
Letter rip: Lessons any high-tech office warrior can learn from the teenage word masters of the National Spelling Bee
The annual Outside Lands music and food extravaganza marks the first occasion where AT&T is deploying all three of the biggest wireless tools in its arsenal at a single festival.
As well as acting as the hub for a grid of scientific institutions around the world, CERN's datacenter has to cope with vast amounts of raw data from its particle physics experiments.
There's no better way to put Chef Watson to the test than actually putting on an apron, heading down to the kitchen and taste whatever big data actually has to offer.
Yes, Facebook is a data-driven monopoly. But the only real way to break it up is by getting hold of its data and functionality, one piece at a time. Read more: https://zd.net/2Hw5EqA
ZDNet's Larry Dignan caught up with Dan Wulin, head of data science and machine learning at Wayfair to talk about how the company is using natural language processing for unstructured data and tracking returns on machine learning investment.
Mia Gaudet, ACS strategic director for breast and gynecologic cancer research, explains how machine learning techniques are advancing a research study launched in 1992 and what it took to prepare the data for analysis.
Brinker, the company behind the Chili's restaurant chain, is big on hybrid whether it's the approach to cloud computing, data science and the front end customer experience via a pilot with Apple iPads. We caught up with Wade Allen, chief digital officer of Brinker, to talk shop.
ZDNet's Greg Nichols tells TechRepublic's Karen Roby about how augmented reality and virtual reality are working to change the way we interact with data.
What if machine learning applications on the edge were possible, pushing the limits of size and energy efficiency? GreenWaves is doing this, based on an open-source parallel ultra low power microprocessor architecture. Read more: https://zd.net/2Nu2t43
Schools and charities beware: if someone pretending to be your boss emails you to buy Apple iTunes or Google Play gift cards, it’s almost certainly a scam.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong says the government had to "balance" the interests of affected individuals and general public after discovering in 2016 the personal data of individuals diagnosed with HIV had been illegally accessed, and only publicly revealed the incident in January 2019.
ZDNet's Stephanie Condon talks with TechRepublic's Karen Roby about how health care providers, payers and other parts of the industry can now add "social determinants" to the Health Cloud. Read more: https://zd.net/2By418A
For standard invoices and reports requiring efficient delivery, PDF-eXPLODE could well be a lifesaver. It can be a bit touchy on occasion, but once your document templates are set up properly it should be plain sailing.
InterSystems launches CACHÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â° 2007, the latest update to their post-relational database product.
IBM's DB2 database adds several powerful new tools in version 9 including native XML support and DB2 Developer Workbench, and offers serious competition to Oracle and Microsoft.
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