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Getting Your Data to Work for You

Practically everyone records data somehow. The real value comes from using that data to gain deeper insight. When used appropriately, data profiling can be a powerful tool for analyzing existing data, profiling for planned changes, or monitoring for unplanned circumstances, helping save time and remove risks.

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Testing Big Data in the Retail Marketplace

The concept of data as a tool for retailers is not a new one. But the volume of that data is greater than ever. Testing big data is essential because the collected information only becomes an asset when it is analyzed and processed in a way that makes it useful to retailers, which in turn engages consumers.

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Sunil Sehgal
Creating a Test Strategy and Design for Testing Data

These days, data comes from multiple sources, is transformed in many different ways, and is consumed by hundreds of other systems, so we must validate more data, more quickly. Mike Sowers shares his work in progress checklist for things to consider when developing a test strategy and design approach for data.

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Michael Sowers
I’ve Incorporated Big Data—Now What?

It’s easy to say something like, “We’re agile from here on out” or “Let’s start saying 'DevOps' in meetings more often,” but without an actual game plan for how you’re going to use something like big data, simply incorporating it into your current culture doesn’t do much.

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Josiah Renaudin
The Gap between User Expectations and Reality in the World of Privacy

Online privacy is a largely discussed and debated topic today. There is a common belief that with the advent of social and mobile computing, user privacy is at stake—and the growth in big data has made it worse. Some even say that, with the arrival of the mobile ecosystem, privacy is endangered.

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Mukesh Sharma
How and When to Incorporate the Internet of Things

If you’re making a project today that isn’t in some way connected, you’re behind the curve. But first, beyond having a solid understanding of the Internet of Things and knowing your company’s resources, it’s critical to understand what your consumer is looking for from a connected device.

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Josiah Renaudin
Internet of Things Mailbox Will Further Secure Your Personal Data

The Gate smart mailbox is looking to add a new level of security to your mail, powered by the Internet of Things. This new Kickstarter campaign plans to enhance your basic US mailbox and not only let you know when mail goes in, but also when it’s taken out.

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Josiah Renaudin
Big Data Changing How We Combat Disasters

We can’t take all this big data we've gathered over time, mash it together, and stop hurricanes from happening. But we can more easily predict natural disasters, prepare for what’s to come, respond in kind, and do a better job recovering from the damage.

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Josiah Renaudin