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Data Digest: Using Big Data for Good, 5 Practical Steps for Becoming a Data Scientist, and Analytics Complexity

Does big data invade personal privacy? Explore how big data can be used for good. Plus, five practical steps to get started as a data scientist, plus turning data into insight by overcoming top data challenges.

Using Big Data For Good

Big data is inherently neutral. The applications of big data analytics may be positive or they may invade personal privacy. This article explores why some people may be concerned about big data analytics and explains how big data can be used for good.

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How to Become a Data Scientist

The excitement around data science has prompted many people to try to work in the field. If you are hoping to become a data scientist, this article has five practical steps to take to get started.

Read more at Dataconomy

Is Analytics Getting Too Complex?

As the amount of data increases, so does the amount of time needed to turn that data into insight. This interview with an industry leader reveals the top data challenges enterprises are facing and provides a few tips for dealing with this complexity.

Read more at Information Management

About the Author

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

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