Data Analytics

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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.

How accurate is the data regarding Afrikan technology investments?

Accessing and collecting data is both difficult, time-consuming and expensive. However, that is no excuse for inaccurate investment reports.

Emerging technologies are forcing big companies to innovate

For big companies, the oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models.

Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the engineering sector

While many people fear losing relevance in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the work of engineers will remain valuable.