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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Best of Upside's Data Digest

Articles look at data breaches, dark data, being successful as a data scientist, tips for improving your data visualizations, and monitizing your data.

What Data Breaches Teach Us (Source: Information Age)
This past year has seen major cyberattacks on large enterprises, indicating no enterprise is completely safe from harm. This article explains what your enterprise should learn from these big breaches.

Get Direct Value from Data by Selling It (Source: Harvard Business Review)
The most overlooked way to turn data into value is to sell it to another enterprise, according to this article. Read for advice on strategically selling data for the best advantage.

Bringing Dark Data to Light (Source: Techrepublic)
Dark data is data that has been collected or produced but not used. This article provides some advice for finding value in dark data.

Making it as a Data Scientist (Source: Forbes)
Securing a coveted role as a data scientist takes effort and knowledge. This article explains the best routes to becoming a data scientist based on the latest trends.

Improving Quality of Data Visualizations (Source: Business 2 Community)
Making a high-quality data visualization can be a headache. This article offers basic principles for improving visualization quality and creativity.

Predicting Big Data's Evolution (Source: Dataversity)
Big data is poised to stick around for a while. This article predicts how big data and advanced analytics might evolve together.

The 411 on BI (Source: IT Pro Portal)
For enterprises that still see BI as an abstract concept, this article grounds BI in reality by explaining its history, future, and present use in the enterprise.

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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