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Data Digest: Data Science's Future, Cloud Security Best Practices, and Picking Analytics Tools

Why finding data scientists with predictive analytics skills will become increasingly important. Plus five best security practices for the cloud and how to pick the best analytics tools.

Data Science: The Future is Predictive Analytics
(Source: Datanami)

Big data has been used mainly for descriptive analytics; i.e., describing what has happened. However, the future of analytics is predictive analytics. As the shift in analytics continues, data scientists who can bring these skills will become even more important to find.


Five Best Security Practices for the Cloud
(Source: Dark Reading)

The cloud is convenient for employees and accelerates IT processes, but keeping it secure can be a pain when everything on it is “dark.” This article investigates the best practices for making your cloud visible and secure.

Picking the Best Analytics Tool
(Source: Tech Target)

Getting into the world of big data and advanced analytics has to start with the right analytics tool. You cannot analyze data effectively without the proper tool. This article examines the most important aspects a good BI analytics tool must have.

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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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