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Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Stop the Madness! Enterprise Data Warehouses Are Better Than Custom Data Integration Tools

Published on: Feb 08 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Everyone is interested in the fancy outputs of mobile data collection: eye-catching and informative web-based data visualizations. Yet few people care about the...
4 Digital Security Principles for 2018 to Protect Yourself from a Cybersecurity Nightmare

4 Digital Security Principles for 2018 to Protect Yourself from a Cybersecurity Nightmare

Published on: Feb 05 2018 by Praekelt Org - Leave a Comment
2017 was an exciting and terrifying year in cybersecurity news. The digital world saw an upsurge in headlining ransomware, disclosure of large-scale data leaks...
Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Published on: Feb 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In the last few days, there has been a lot of hand-wringing after Strava, a run tracking app, published a global heat map of its users’ exercise paths. As it...
What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?

What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?

Published on: Feb 01 2018 by Tech Change - Leave a Comment
We all are awash in data. Waves of it, breaking over our heads, that can feel like it’s drowning us some days. But what if we take a step back, climb out...
Learning from MERL Through Visual Storytelling

Learning from MERL Through Visual Storytelling

Published on: Dec 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As evaluators, we know that if we want data to be used for learning and adapting, the data itself must be easily accessible. We’ve found that visualizing data...
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Using IATI Results Data

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Using IATI Results Data

Published on: Dec 13 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Using IATI Results Data
It didn’t surprise me when I learned that — when Ministry of Finance officials conduct trainings on the Aid Management Platform for Village Chiefs, CSOs and...
What You Need to Know About the USAID Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit

What You Need to Know About the USAID Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit

Published on: Nov 01 2017 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on What You Need to Know About the USAID Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit
Recently USAID’s Global Development Lab and mStar project released the Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit. In an informative webinar (you can listen to the recording...
Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Published on: Oct 19 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data
Big Data for Development. You’ve heard that sentence/question/presentation title before. We’ve talked about Big Data at length and the conversation...
We Need to Improve GIS Boundary Data Accuracy for Better Development Decisions

We Need to Improve GIS Boundary Data Accuracy for Better Development Decisions

Published on: Oct 12 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Administrative areas are key to how development data, and development itself, is organized, yet in many countries, simply getting lists of the current administrative...
We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect

We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect

Published on: Oct 05 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect
In today’s world, there is no question of the power of data. Some people consider data the new gold, and even associate some of the data processes with metallurgy...