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New Dashboard Shows How COVID-19 is Changing Foot Traffic for Top Brands

May 18, 2020 |

It’s no secret that for most of the world, travel habits have changed significantly over the last few months. As some areas continue to enforce strict lockdowns and others cautiously start to reopen their doors, more scrutiny than ever is being paid to how people are traveling within their communities. Read more…

COVID-19 Has a Data Governance Problem

May 6, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many of the world’s activities at a stand-still. Scientists and government officials have been working furiously behind the scenes to forecast the spread and growth of the virus since the first observed cases were submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Dashboards, Therapeutics, Data Lakes & More

Apr 9, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia Pit AI Against Wildfires

Apr 2, 2020 |

In 2018, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with uncontrolled fires causing unprecedented death and devastation. 2019 saw another difficult season, with millions of residents experiencing precautionary power shutoffs. Read more…

How Data Science Is Fighting the Flint Water Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 |

The Flint water crisis is one of the defining environmental crises of our era. Headlines describing poisoned children across one of America’s classic manufacturing cities seized the country’s attention, forcing policy-makers to confront the issue at a high level (and even featuring in two presidential debates in 2016). Read more…

News In Brief

IBM’s OpenPandemics Tool Lets You Contribute to Big Data Analysis of COVID-19

Jun 5, 2020 |

If you’re not a researcher, you may feel a little helpless in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – but if you have a computer or a smartphone, you may actually be able to help researchers find drugs that could fight COVID-19. Read more…

In-Q-Tel Enlists Deepgram for Speech Recognition

Jun 4, 2020 |

Deepgram, the speech recognition vendor, has signed on with the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community.

The Bay Area startup said Thursday (June 4) is has inked a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel. Read more…

New Map Shows Hundreds of Counties in the COVID-19 Endgame — and Thousands on the Uptick

Jun 1, 2020 |

As more and more states around the country begin to loosen the lockdowns that have kept most Americans inside for upwards of two months, people are waiting with bated breath for the dreaded second peak that some researchers say is looming on the horizon. Read more…

Contact Tracing Prompts U.S. Data Privacy Bills

May 19, 2020 |

A flurry of data privacy proposals introduced in Congress as COVID-19 contact tracing efforts ramp up look to create safeguards for handling sensitive medical and other consumer information collected by smartphone apps. Read more…

Global DataSphere to Hit 59 Zettabytes in 2020 Alone, IDC Projects

May 19, 2020 |

A large hard drive for a personal computer might have a terabyte of storage capacity. Now imagine filling one of those with data every day for around 161 million years, and you’ll have an idea how much data will be “created, captured, copied and consumed” in 2020 alone, according to market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Read more…

This Just In

Independent Investigation of 108 COVID-19 Mobile Apps Reveals Privacy and Data Security Concerns

Jun 5, 2020 |

BOSTON, June 5, 2020 – An independent investigation of worldwide COVID-19 mobile apps found that several widely-used apps pose privacy risks to worldwide users.

The International Digital Accountability Council’s (IDAC) investigation, conducted over the last two months, reviewed 108 global COVID-19 mobile apps across 41 countries to understand whether consumer personal data is being used responsibly. Read more…

Healthcare and Genomics IT Leaders Report Savings with Scality’s On-Prem Software Defined Storage

Jun 4, 2020 |

San Francisco, CA – June 4, 2020 – Scality reported how the Scality RING brings unique efficiencies in today’s modern healthcare and genomic data centers.

Over 40 global hospitals, hospital systems and genomics research institutions in the US, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Israel, Japan and South America have implemented the Scality RING. Read more…

MariaDB Survey Reveals COVID-19’s Impact on Cloud Adoption

Jun 2, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and HELSINKI, June 2, 2020 –MariaDB Corporation announced the results of a new global survey that looked at the initial COVID-19 impact on businesses moving to the cloud and IT professionals’ attitudes on what has changed – and what they think will change. Read more…

Report Reveals 49% of Companies Use Analytics More or Much More Than Before COVID-19

Jun 1, 2020 |

NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 — ​​​Sisense announced the results from its State of BI & Analytics Report 2020: Special COVID-19 Edition, an exhaustive survey of 500 US companies conducted by research firm Meidata. Read more…

Survey: Despite Reduced IT Budgets Due to COVID-19, IT Decision-Makers Continue Cloud and Analytics Investments

May 29, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29, 2020 —Yellowbrick Data announced the results of a survey assessing the impact of COVID-19 on enterprise IT.  Yellowbrick Data received responses from more than 1,000 enterprise IT managers and executives, uncovering their infrastructure priorities during this era of economic uncertainty and disruption. Read more…

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