Latest Data News
21st November 2018
The Government has launched a £1 million fund to improve digital leadership skills in the charity sector, amid fears that organisations are being left behind due to a lack of expertise.
20th November 2018
The Information Commissioner’s Office is stepping up its quest to investigate the effects of new technologies on data privacy by appointing its first Postdoctoral Research Fellow in artificial intelligence.
19th November 2018
Three quarters of businesses (74%) expect their big data platforms to drive reliable, useful, and profitable business applications by the end of 2019, even though only 12% say they are seeing this value at the moment.
16th November 2018
N Brown - the company behind brands JD Williams, Figleaves and Simply Be - is aiming to open up the use of data and analytics across its entire organisation by setting up a data academy. The retail group is developing a Data Fellowship programme which aims to empower employees to embrace data...
15th November 2018
UK businesses are missing out on an estimated £85 billion in turnover each year due to a lack of basic digital skills, especially among sole traders, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Business and Charity Index.
14th November 2018
The Government is expanding its Cyber Discovery scheme, designed to attract young people into the cyber security industry, by opening it up to candidates in Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time.
Latest Data Articles
Article by Toni Sekinah, research analyst and features editor, DataIQ on 21st November 2018
The Ada Lovelace Institute is an independent research body with the aim of examining the impact of artificial intelligence, data and algorithms on people and society. Reema Patel offered more details about this mission and examples of the work it is doing. Toni Sekinah reports.
Article by Toni Sekinah, research analyst and features editor, DataIQ on 20th November 2018
In this post-GDPR era, everyone is learning as they go on, from organisations to data subjects. The Regulation stipulates individuals’ right and data processors responsibilities, but how are they being implemented in the real world? Kevin Kiley of OneTrust has gleaned three key take-aways gleaned from what his clients have done. Toni Sekinah reports.
Article by Toni Sekinah, research analyst and features editor, DataIQ on 19th November 2018
Tech Nation UK recently gave a presentation on data gathered for its flagship Tech Nation Report. But how was that data collected in the first place? Toni Sekinah spoke to George Windsor, head of insights, about the collecting and the quality of the data that is compiled into the report.
Article by David Reed, knowledge and strategy director, DataIQ on 15th November 2018
When an exhibition visitor chooses to challenge one of the founders of Women in Data over a perceived issue with positive discrimination, it is time to ask, what's your problem, mate? After all, we are still some way off being able to say that the job of achieving gender balance and eliminating negative discrimination has been done, writes David Reed.
Article by Toni Sekinah, research analyst and features editor, DataIQ on 14th November 2018
Notonthehighstreet bills itself as the home of thoughtful gifts, however, its data architecture was not built with much thought to its changing needs, resulting in a clunky system. Benjamin Davison, technical lead of the data team, explained what was wrong and what tools were introduced to create a better system. Toni Sekinah reports.
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