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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

Profile: So You Want to Be a (Data Science) Rock Star

Data scientist Nathan Hamilton explains that a strong grasp of statistics and a creative, problem-solving imagination have made him a successful data scientist.

Protecting Personal Information: Differential Privacy and Data Science

In many cases, it's still possible to extract personal info from anonymized data. Thanks to changing regulations, differential privacy and other new techniques for obscuring sensitive data are going to start getting a lot more attention.

Analytics, Digital Records Could Save Money and Animals at Pet Shelters

Jill Dyché's description of the technological backwardness of a cash- and resource-strapped animal shelter has salience for the average business organization.

Self-Service BI: What's Not So Great

Self-service BI is helping enterprises spread analytics among more users, but it's not without its problems.

Cloud Shift Is Real, Happening, Imminent -- and Behind Schedule?

When technology historians try to pinpoint the precise period when the cloud really took off, they'd do well to focus on late July and early August of 2016.

Think Globally When You're Managing Your Data Locally

Companies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere might not be thinking about the European Union's General Data Privacy Regulation, but they should be.

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