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Data Digest: Data Storytelling, Open Source Security, Shadow IT

Learn 4 best practices for data storytelling, how to manage legal and security dangers with open source software, and how properly monitored “shadow IT” can actually benefit your enterprise.

4 Best Practices for Data Storytelling

Without data storytelling, data can seem to be a set of useless numbers, but crafting a narrative around data can be difficult. This article provides four best practices for data storytelling.

Read more at Information Week

Legally and Safely Using Open Source Software

Open source software is free for everyone and you never have to worry about getting into any trouble for using it, right? Wrong. This article explains how to mitigate the legal and security risks involved with open source software.

Read more at Computer Weekly

Shadow IT Doesn't Have to Be a Nightmare

Thanks to BYOD policies, shadow IT has become more prevalent in all enterprises. Although shadow IT projects can become security headaches, this article recommends embracing shadow IT and the culture of innovation that comes with it.

Read more at Business 2 Community

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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