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Data Quality Can Make Or Break Your Healthcare Business

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Whether it’s handwritten by a doctor on a sheet of paper or entered into a computer system, data plays a crucial role in healthcare. At an individual level, patient data determines the course of treatment.

4 ways blockchain will improve supply chain management

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Supply chain departments are rarely the first ones to incorporate technological changes. Only a handful of them show interest in using mobile applications, engage with real-time data, and take advantage of the sharing economy.

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University Funding for Data Science Talents: An Overview

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Higher education of the future may not be planned or directed by the government. Though not all, many will comprise a variety of national and international private, autonomous, independent, for-profit, or not-for-profit institutions having their specific missions.

The Impact Of AI On Cybersecurity

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Artificial intelligence is a term that many science fiction fans are well aware of. However, in recent years, it has gone from fiction pages into reality, as more and more developers are leveraging software's ability to teach itself.

The Best Data Retention Policy & Template To Get You Started

In this whitepaper from Onna, we will walk you through data retention best practices and provide you with a downloadable template to help you get organized and gain better visibility into your data’s lifecycle.

New Zealand central bank says its data system was breached

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Sunday that it was responding with urgency to a breach of one of its data systems.

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Philippine mobile wallet GCash raises over $175 million in new capital

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine mobile wallet GCash has raised more than $175 million in capital from New York-based private equity fund Bow Wave Capital Management, the financial technology arm of Globe Telecom Inc said.

Putting Text on Image Using Python

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Computer graphics teaches us how a pixel on a screen can be manipulated to draw beautiful shapes, artistic typography, eye-catching illustrations, ‘make-me-look-good’ photo-filters, and a lot more.

5 Benefits Of Using AI In Customer Service

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There's no doubt that providing extraordinary customer service is the way to your customer's hearts and minds. But what constitutes 'extraordinary' service? It could be unparalleled convenience, 24x7 support, effective and instant query resolution, and so on.

Hong Kong protest-related website says users' access blocked

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong website that publishes material mainly related to anti-government protests in 2019 said its users' access had been blocked by the city's internet service providers (ISPs).

Italian data authority takes aim at Whatsapp's privacy disclaimer

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MILAN (Reuters) - Facebook Inc-owned messenger WhatsApp did not clearly communicate to users changes to its privacy policy, potentially making it difficult for people to decide whether to drop the service, Italy's data protection authority said on Thursday.

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Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

How Hybrid Work Strategies Will Evolve In 2021

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Last year was the biggest disruptor tech leaders have ever faced. Some have benefited from the disruption, others have been bled dry by it. Globally, Covid-19 has hurt their revenues and business models of many businesses across a wide array of industries.

Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) May Become the Trendsetter in the Industry

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Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) are a special type of crypto token backed by an asset. They are non-interchanged with each other and are non-divisible. It can be used in gaming and crypto collectibles. The popular non-fungible token standards are ERC721, ERC1155, ERC20, and TRC721.

WhatsApp scrambles as users in big Indian market fret over privacy

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By Sankalp Phartiyal. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - WhatsApp is battling mistrust globally after it updated its privacy policy to let it share some user data with parent Facebook and other group firms, and the backlash risks thwarting its ambitions in its biggest market, India.

The Top Five Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 The Year of Digitalism

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If there is one thing that 2020 taught us, forecasting which trends would define the next year remains a challenge. Very few would have believed me if I had written that by mid-2020, the majority of organisations would work from home.

Data Management for Small Businesses: Quick Guide to Avoiding Data Breaches in 2021

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In the digital age, personal data is the most important asset companies have. Its market value is constantly increasing. The year 2020 has highlighted just how important it is to protect customer data.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

ECB's Lagarde calls for regulating Bitcoin's "funny business"

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde called on Wednesday for global regulation of Bitcoin, saying the digital currency had been used for money laundering activities in some instances and that any loopholes needed to be closed.

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China pushes technical solutions in race to meet climate goals

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will promote large-scale carbon capture projects and track methane emissions from coal and oil and gas extraction, as part of its contribution to global efforts to limit temperature rises, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.

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The Top 5 Identity Verification Companies To Look for in 2021

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Cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern for many businesses. This means people are hunting for solutions to tackle this ever-growing issue. But the answer may be quite literally in front of people’s faces. And it comes in the form of online identity verification.

Instagram influencers are a vaccine priority in wary Indonesia

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By Stanley Widianto and Kate Lamb. JAKARTA (Reuters) - Among the first in the queue for coronavirus vaccines in Indonesia has been one conspicuous group - social media influencers.

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

When to trade bitcoin? When Saturn crosses Mercury, of course

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By Anna Irrera and Tom Wilson. LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin seems so flighty, some might argue you may as well consult a crystal ball, read the runes or stare at the stars to divine the direction of the capricious cryptocurrency. Enter Maren Altman, bitcoin investor and astrologer.

Bitcoin emergence as 'digital gold' could lift price to $146,000, says JPM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin has emerged as a rival to gold and could trade as high as $146,000 if it becomes established as a safe-haven asset, investment bank JPMorgan (JPM) said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Tesla hunts for design chief to create cars for China - sources

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By Norihiko Shirouzu. BEIJING (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is searching for a design director in China, part of efforts to open a "full-function" studio in Shanghai or Beijing and design electric cars tailored to Chinese consumer tastes, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The U.S.

7 Key Big Data Trends to Watch in 2021

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The time for Big Data is here and how. With an average individual generating about 1.7

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Chinese EV maker Nio may launch mass market vehicles under another marque

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CHENGDU, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio Inc, which competes with conventional premium automakers including Daimler AG and BMW, may make mass market products under another marque, its chief executive said. "As

Pakistan government announces new instant digital payment system

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By Umar Farooq. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has announced a new government-run instant digital payment system in a bid to boost financial inclusion and government revenue in the country where only a fraction of economic transactions occur on the books.

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SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

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By Raphael Satter and Joseph Menn. WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise was able to break into Microsoft Corp and access some of its source code, Microsoft said on Thursday, something experts said sent a worrying signal about the spies' ambition.

Role of a Cryptocurrency Specialist in Blockchain Industry

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In the last decade there have been numerous ups and downs in the cryptocurrency industry and while the industry experts predict that the future of cryptocurrencies looks bright in 2021, let’s hear what a cryptocurrency professional who may or may not be a specialist in the field predicts for Blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

U.S. FTC's antitrust case against Facebook gets new judge

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Facebook was transferred to another judge on Tuesday so the same person will hear that case and a similar one filed by state attorneys general, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou received death threats in mail, Canada court hears

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By Moira Warburton. Reuters) - Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou received multiple death threats, including bullets in the mail, while under house arrest in Vancouver, a Canadian court heard on Wednesday.

U.S. judge in Facebook antitrust lawsuits sets March, April deadlines for responses

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The judge overseeing separate lawsuits against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a big group of states set a March deadline for the social media company to respond, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

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Bitcoin touches record above $29,000, extending 2020 rally

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By John McCrank. NEW YORK (Reuters) - The price of Bitcoin topped $29,000 on Thursday for the first time, with the digital currency almost quadrupling in value this year amid heightened interest from investors big and small alike.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Why You Must Choose Databricks for Data Science & Big Data Workloads?

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Summary: Azure Databricks is a fast, secure, and collaborative Apache Spark-based platform that allows data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts to collaborate efficiently and work effectively through a single interface.

Facebook's advertising integrity chief leaves company

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By Katie Paul. Reuters) - Facebook Inc's chief of advertising integrity, who handled the company's ad products around sensitive subjects such as politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this week, according to an internal company post viewed by Reuters on Friday.

Intel graphics chip will tap new version of TSMC 7-nanometer process: sources

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By Stephen Nellis. Reuters) - Intel Corp plans to tap Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co to make a second generation discrete graphics chip for personal computers that it hopes will help it combat the rise of Nvidia Corp, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

PayPal backs crypto tax startup Taxbit

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By Anna Irrera. LONDON (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc's venture arm has made an investment in Salt Lake City, Utah-based tech startup Taxbit, which helps consumers and businesses calculate the taxes owed on cryptocurrency holdings, the companies said on Thursday.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!