A $17 online class in data analytics could give your career a boost

A $17 online class in data analytics could give your career a boost

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To say that the world runs on data is a *huge* understatement. Google is essentially one of the world’s largest data aggregation platforms, while Amazon is collecting reams of consumer behavioral data — all of which is going into things like retargeting ads that throw internet users’ personal info back at them (sometimes in highly creepy fashion, BTW).

While there’s no disputing the seemingly crushing, all-encompassing nature of Big Data, there’s also a huge flip side. Big Data analytics adoption skyrocketed in 2018 alone, and it’s no surprise that hosting platforms like Amazon Web Services and Big Data analytics technologies like Tensorflow are more popular than ever. Enterprises both big and small are hopping onto the Big Data train, which means data analysts are becoming more indispensable than ever. Read more…

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Japan’s “Society 5.0” initiative is a roadmap for today’s entrepreneurs

Japan’s “Society 5.0” initiative is a roadmap for today’s entrepreneurs

Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen. Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as a purposeful effort to create […]…

Love data? Learn MySQL for a measly $11 with this online course.

Love data? Learn MySQL for a measly $11 with this online course.

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Only three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and the enduring importance of good data management. 

You’re on your own when it comes to the first two (sorry), but as far as the latter goes, you’ll find it easy to systematize and manipulate databases when you learn MySQL through the affordable Complete MySQL Bootcamp.

Based on the computer language SQL — that’s pronounced “see-cue-ell” and stands for Structured Query Language — MySQL is the world’s most popular relational database management system. It’s ultra-efficient and really useful in the realms of e-commerce, app development, and sales, qualities that have made it a go-to tool for heavy-hitters like Apple, Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook, and Twitter. Read more…

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Industries must adopt ethics along with technology

Industries must adopt ethics along with technology

Klaus Michael Vogelberg Contributor Share on Twitter Klaus Michael Vogelberg is the chief technology officer of Sage, a UK-based accounting software firm. A recent New York Times investigation into how smartphone-resident apps collect location data exposes why it’s important for industry to admit that the ethics of individuals who code and commercialize technology is as important […]…

Fivetran announces $15M Series A to build automated data pipelines

Fivetran announces $15M Series A to build automated data pipelines

Fivetran, a startup that builds automated data pipelines between data repositories and cloud data warehouses and analytics tools, announced a $15 million Series A investment led by Matrix Partners. Fivetran helps move data from source repositories like Salesforce and NetSuite to data warehouses like Snowflake or analytics tools like Looker. Company CEO and co-founder George […]…