December 17, 2021

What is Privacy by Design and its 7 Foundational Principles?

Security remains an issue with advanced technologies. Attempts for broader user protection have led to the invention of new approaches like PbD. Privacy by Design focuses on privacy during the development of IT systems, network infrastructure, product development, internal projects, and even company policies.  The whole idea was initially verbalized by Dr. Ann Cavoukian. Concerned by the prevalent need for a regulatory framework that prioritized […]
December 13, 2021
Data Fabric

Why Consider Data Fabric Solutions?

Data fabric is being used more often in the data science industry and specifically in analytics and data management processes. Gartner Inc, a reputable advisory and research company, ranked data fabric among the top ten technological trends for 2021. Therefore, it’s worth spending a few paragraphs to delve into what a data fabric is.  To demystify the term, we can say that data fabric is […]
September 13, 2019

The 4 Data Questions Every CU Leader Needs to Answer

Increased consolidation and competition require that credit unions today adopt a new strategy. The winners in this emerging landscape will be institutions that leverage data and prediction across their organization. Data-driven decision making, made possible by the decreased cost of prediction, allows adopting credit unions to highlight their advantages to customers and run more profitably and efficiently.  But to get to this promised land, all […]
September 13, 2019

The Evolution of Data Architecture: Intro

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…which happened to spin off massive amounts of data. Man took that data and started using it to make business decisions. In order to effectively understand the past and make accurate predictions for the future, this data needed to be stored and processed. Thus data architecture came to be.  Allegories aside, we live in an era […]
July 13, 2019

Data Architecture: Legacy Edition

What is BI? Business intelligence is best defined by its end goal: Making better business decisions. In Wikipedia’s parlance, BI “enables more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insights and decision-making” [3]. To do this, we need two things: data and a way to understand it. Data Architecture Matters So, making good, well-informed decisions is the goal. Performing queries, drawing graphs, training models and making predictions […]