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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Best of Upside’s Data Digest

Articles review big data security, building better predictive systems, benefits of democratized BI, and making data visualizations story-driven.

Big Data, Better Security (Source:
Big data has many applications, including in the security sector. This article reveals how to turn big data insight into improved security systems.

Building Better Predictive Systems (Source: IoT Evolution)
Predictive systems are becoming ubiquitous for security and consumer purposes. This article provides a three-step process to build an effective recommendation system.

Making Data Visualizations Story-Driven (Source: Marketingprofs)
Effective visualizations are more than numbers and facts, they are driven by stories. This article explains how to develop a strong narrative in your data visualizations.

Building Better Security Analytics Engines (Source: Netswitch)
The future of cybersecurity is in analytics systems that can shut down attacks before they happen, but some current systems are struggling to be effective. This article explains some common shortcomings of these systems and how to bolster them.

Enterprises Benefit from Democratized BI (Source: Entrepreneur)
There is a growing trend toward BI tools that can be used by employees outside of IT. This article explains that shift and how many types of enterprises are benefiting.

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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