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Data Digest: Data Debates, Open Source Skills Sought, and Cloud Security

Learn why you should use both quantitative and qualitative data in your analytics, why open source skills are commanding large salaries, and how to ensure security for your enterprise cloud services.

End the Debate Over Qualitative and Quantitative Data

Most organizations collect both qualitative (generally unstructured) data and quantitative (structured) data, and this often prompts debates over whether one is better than the other. This article explains why both have a place in the enterprise and gives some examples of how best to use each.

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Seeking More Talent in Open Source

According to a recent survey, hiring managers are having difficulty finding enough professionals skilled in open source technologies to staff growing departments focused on cloud and big data technologies. This article reviews the major findings of the survey, including what open source pros themselves say they look for in a new job.

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Best Practices for Securing the Cloud

Most cloud solutions offer security as part of their product, but properly securing your assets requires understanding both the provider's responsibility and your risks. This article runs down five best practices for making your cloud services secure.

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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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