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9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

9 Best Practices for Cleaning, Managing, and Tagging Your Data

Published on: Aug 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
With “Data Scientist” being hailed as the sexiest job of the 21st century, there has been an influx of “big data” companies, visualization tools, and other...
We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

Published on: Aug 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months it’s just how much data there is out there that’s not being used. In fact by aggregating data...
What Data Do Our Constituents Want to Count?

What Data Do Our Constituents Want to Count?

Published on: Jul 27 2017 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Here is an interesting idea from Amanda Makulec that merits pondering: Let’s ask users: “What do YOU want to count?” instead of just collecting...
4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

Published on: Jul 10 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture
The agriculture sector is creating increasing amounts of data, from many different sources. From tractors equipped with GPS tracking, to open data released by government...
Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions

Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions

Published on: Jun 05 2017 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
The idea of using the cloud for development is gaining popularity. In a 2013 assessment of “The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries” United Nations Secretary-General...
Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Published on: May 10 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?
You’ve proudly collected data on thousands of constituents, and you are using it to improve your programs. Great! You are ahead of your peers who may not...
5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Security Today

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Security Today

Published on: Mar 22 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Close your eyes and imagine you’re being interviewed about your sexual behaviors, your finances, and your health conditions – and then asked the same questions...
If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

Published on: Mar 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Way back in 2001, Satellife pioneered the use of PDA’s for health-related data collection in Uganda and Kenya. In the 15 years since, Satellife became the...
Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Published on: Mar 09 2017 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The data revolution is well upon us, with the total data produced doubling every two years. Organizations are processing of an over-abundance of data using a variety...
Please Help USAID Develop Responsible Data Practices for Digital Development

Please Help USAID Develop Responsible Data Practices for Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Are you managing personally identifiable data? Have you struggled with the need to share, yet protect sensitive data? Do you worry about privacy risks and want...