Data Analytics

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Dolapo Amusat on data and the future of job creation in Nigeria

Dolapo Amusat talks to us about data analytics and job creation in Nigeria. He says more jobs, even jobs that are not necessarily traditional data analytics role, jobs like finance, marketing, HR now require data analytics skills.

Correlation between farmers with phones and better crop yields

Researchers examined the effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming. They found that less than 40% of farming households in Africa have internet access.

In God we trust, everyone else must bring data

Understanding how data works can help one make one good use of the opportunities presented by the same. It will also help one stay safe by sharing their data responsibly.

The business of data

Is the collection of citizen data by a government towards a social score that underpins the nudging of its society towards desired actions agreeable or pointing to the nefarious? Is the use of personal preferences in the crafting of messages that resonate and drive purchase decisions good or bad?

Ranger insights combined with statistical models can curb elephant poaching

Statistical models and the knowledge of on-the-ground practitioners are valuable and complementary sources of evidence for biodiversity conservation. Each one alone tells only part of the story.

The thought of Big Data watching our every move is a bit unnerving

Everything in our lives is fast becoming digital data. This not only applies to your Internet activity but also to things such as your face being decoded digitally so that it can be uniquely identified by surveillance cameras even when you are in a crowd.

Spreadsheets are the oracles of business truth

From the business owner running a lean operation with a small team to the multinational with revenues in the billions, advanced operational spreadsheet knowledge is an indispensable skill that can deliver great benefits if mastered.