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12 blogs of Christmas

Today is Christmas day – I thought i would share a collection of Christmas related posts from around the Internet. Happy Christmas everyone! The 12 days of data – some interesting stats on the well known Christmas song Christmas in numbers – 10 of the best uses of Christmas visualization The relativity of Einstein, Elephants,…

Four steps to transforming data

Another brief post this week on an area that we do not focus on very often: data transformation. Data transformation is a relatively mundane yet fundamental data management capability – particularly when dealing with similar data from multiple sources. Three simple examples: System A represents Male and Female and 0 and 1, while System B…

Machine learning depends on quality data

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the new hot topics in data analytics. These topics define subsets of data science that are primarily characterized by mathematical and statistical processes applied to data. In machine learning, algorithms replace humans in interpreting data. The expectation is that the machine will make purely data-driven ( better ) decisions…

Are you up to date with GDPR?

In 2016 we asked – What is GDPR and why should South African’s care? The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. Earlier this year, Liberty Life became one of the first global firms to suffer a major breach under GDPR – forcing the CEO onto television to limit…