Harnessing Big Data for Social Good: A Grand Challenge for Social Work

The digital revolution is producing vast quantities of social, psychological, and organizational data that social workers can harness to address society’s most difficult problems. Data from computerized social service, education, and health records; open data portals; social media posts; web searches; and mobile GPS devices and sensors can help to illuminate social problems and propel effective solutions. Technological innovations have made it possible to manage and analyze such digital assets in real time. Despite the technological progress, the social sector has been slow to incorporate a continuous flow of data analytics to inform policy and practice.

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Carma Systems Inc.

Makers of CarmaLink, the simple driver monitoring tool for fleets. Every trip made with CarmaLink is logged with GPS and uploaded with speed, time and safety alerts on Google maps so you always know what your drivers are up to. See where your vehicles are in realtime, if they are parked or on the move and how fast they are traveling.

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The Lock and Key of Data Literacy and Data Governance

whitePaper | November 24, 2022

Without a data-literate team, your company doesn’t have a chance of becoming data-driven. “Speaking data” is one of the biggest skills in the coming years as more technical skills (think SQL or R programming) become embedded in the tools themselves, demonstrating what we’ve always known — that tools will only take you so far. Your real resource is people.

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Enterprise analytics: Ideal vs. Reality

whitePaper | September 28, 2021

Read on to learn how the Cloudera Data Platform accelerates your on-premises data analytics operations in a manner reminiscent of the cloud, unlocking flexibility, scale, and power from your traditional, on-premises data center.

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Data Connectivity 2022

whitePaper | August 18, 2022

The 2022 data connectivity survey pivots somewhat from prior years’ studies. Data connectivity and data integration are well established in the traditional on-premise computing environment. But we’ve seen that as organizations increasingly expand their domains to one or more cloud service providers, it is important to better understand the challenges and opportunities for connectivity presented by modernization initiatives.

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A Modern Data Architecture

whitePaper | April 7, 2021

Assembling the perfect data stack is impossible. But for most data teams, the path to leveraging rapidly evolving tech and best-in-class tools is even more difficult when it’s impeded by the pitfalls of monolithic legacy applications.

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Implementing an Operational Data Layer for Product Catalog Modernization

whitePaper | September 27, 2022

The product catalog is at the heart of any retail company- simply put it is the window into the list of all products that are for sale and their information. These days that information can be extensive- from name, dimensions, price (and per-store price) to images, videos, and third party reviews.

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Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on Amazon Web Services

whitePaper | January 27, 2020

AWS maintains a standards-based risk management program to ensure that the HIPAA-eligible services specifically support the administrative, technical, and physical safeguards required under HIPAA. Using these services to store, process, and transmit PHI allows our customers and AWS to address the HIPAA requirements applicable to the AWS utility-based operating model.

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Carma Systems Inc.

Makers of CarmaLink, the simple driver monitoring tool for fleets. Every trip made with CarmaLink is logged with GPS and uploaded with speed, time and safety alerts on Google maps so you always know what your drivers are up to. See where your vehicles are in realtime, if they are parked or on the move and how fast they are traveling.

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