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Data analytics is an extremely popular topic in the tech industry, and big data professionals are in high demand. Analytics refers to the software and processes that help businesses to interpret and...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
IT security is, by nature, an intangible and hard-to-measure objective or service. It can be extremely difficult to accurately evaluate the benefit of security provisions, or to see how well security...
There are a few predominant reasons why experts in cybersecurity will talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining being linked to various kinds of computing power and energy theft.One of them is the...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
A virtual local area network (VLAN) is an abstracted LAN that is created to operate through the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI network model. Unlike a physical local area network or LAN, in...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Scaling up and scaling out are two IT strategies that both increase the processing power and storage capacity of systems. The difference is in how engineers achieve this type of growth and system...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
A: Mobile hotspots and tethering services offer similar results for users, but they work a little bit differently.A mobile hotspot is an offering by various telecom providers to provide localized...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Car manufacturers are realizing there’s extensive untapped revenue to unlock by drawing attention to the passenger — especially when looking to the future as autonomous vehicles advance...
Answered by: Nils Wollny
CEO
In times of uncertainty, companies are under pressure to make the right decisions for their customers quickly and reliably while staying within budget. The complexity and agility of global supply...
Answered by: Jens Beck
Team Manager of Advanced Analytics at Syntax
While hyperautomation is an extremely important term in today's technology conversations, it's also one that is fairly subjective and broad.In general, hyperautomation refers to the move from...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Ideally, only positive impact. If done correctly, peer-to-peer content distribution is invisible to the end user — and only as visible to the administrators as they want it to be. (Also read:...
Answered by: Doug Kennedy
Chief Growth Officer at Adaptiva
The difference between supervised and unsupervised learning is that only one of these processes, supervised learning, takes advantage of labeled data. The other one, unsupervised learning, does not...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
A decision scientist is a technology professional who is mainly focused on making technologies work for decision-making processes within an enterprise.However, the term “decision...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
The mobile network state is an indicator on smartphones and similar mobile devices that shows whether the device is connected to a telecom carrier’s mobile network.Since these indicators are...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
The difference between a composite key, a foreign key and a primary key is a good illustration of the complex and byzantine nature of relational database standards that make database administration...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
At first glance, the deployment of data science seems trivial: just run it on the production server! Closer examination reveals that what was built during data science creation is not what is being...
Answered by: Michael Berthold
Founder and CEO of KNIME
Companies may want to start thinking about the benefits of improved employee mobility and employee satisfaction when implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.The modern workplace is...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
One could argue that the value of good big data management is more important to the business during times of uncertainty than compared to when times are great.Sound decisions are even more critical...
Answered by: Craig Kelly
VP of Analytics at Syntax
The biggest uses of Structured Query Language (SQL) today have to do with using a long-established conventional language for relational database with newly emerging enterprise IT environments, like...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are mistakenly used interchangeably, when in reality they are two separate solutions.For the purpose of this Q&A however, the assumption will...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
As you consider your move, I recommend spending time looking at a few key areas and dig deeper into what interests you.Each role is different yet works in different areas ranging from customer-facing...
Answered by: Joel Hoffman
Director of IT and Facilities at TBI Inc.
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