August 2015

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Public Sector News: The ongoing impact of big data and analytics

by pm2net on August 31, 2015 , Comments Off on Public Sector News: The ongoing impact of big data and analytics

The Internet and social feeds are full of articles, blogs, news and more on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the newswires and culls highly interesting items that provide fodder for thought, discussion and debate.

Source: big data hub

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Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

by pm2net on August 31, 2015 , Comments Off on Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

The most efficient way for data scientists to convey vital information is through visualizations—but if they aren’t easily understood, critical insights may become lost. Here’s a quick and handy guide to creating data visualizations that are appropriately detailed to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Source: big data hub

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Jen Q. Public: Taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity

by pm2net on August 28, 2015 , Comments Off on Jen Q. Public: Taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity

Clearly, no organization is impenetrable when it comes to cyberattacks by hackers—not the US government’s Office of Personnel Management, not major retailers, not Ashley Madison, and not even global enterprise technology vendors. The sinister realities of cyberattacks in today’s world hit Jen hard recently, leaving her to ponder practical approaches in which data can be utilized to combat hackers.

Source: big data hub

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Debating my energy consumption habits

by pm2net on August 27, 2015 , Comments Off on Debating my energy consumption habits

The start of summer marks the beginning of an annual internal struggle. When the temperatures and humidity rise during the season’s first heat wave, I reassess my energy consumption habits, specifically when I turn on the air conditioner (AC). This internal dispute pits personal comfort versus a tight budget and the desire to do what’s right from an energy conservation perspective. The central AC unit in my home is at least 20 years old, so while it still pulls the warm air out of my house quite nicely, I am well aware that it also pulls the money out of my wallet just as fast.

Source: big data hub

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