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Data Digest: BYOD Dangers, Text Analytics, Data Lakes

The security risks of a BOYD policy, plus the future of analysis and the strengths and weaknesses of data lakes.

The Dangers of BYOD
(Source: Information Age)

A BYOD policy is oftentimes more convenient for the employee and for the enterprise, which has led to recent widespread adoption. However, as this article warns, this policy comes with security risks that must be addressed.


The Future of Analysis is Text Analytics
(Source: Research News)

Unstructured data, up to this point, has usually been handled by qualitative analytics; i.e., turning unstructured words and phrases into structured number data. That strategy is both inefficient and, as this article points out, misleading. Text analytics of unstructured data is more useful if done right.


Strengths and Weaknesses of Data Lakes
(Source: Solutions Review)

Use of data lakes has been increasing thanks to its ease in storing data. After all, the data lake has no qualms about what type of data or what format the data is; you can throw anything in. This ability comes with some pros and cons, which this article reviews.


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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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