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Businesses today rely heavily on data. Which is a good thing! When data is subjective and accurate, it gives us a better understanding than we can fathom with our human brains. The important word here is when. Because as withany system, data processing is subject to mistakes. How do you trust data with any transformative decisions when there’s a chance that some of it has been lost, or is incomplete, or is simply irrelevant to your business situation?

Here, we introduce you to ETL testing — checking that the data safely traveled from its source to its destination and guaranteeing its high quality before it enters your Business Intelligence reports. …


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Back in 2010, Amazon migrated its servers to the AWS cloud and launched the Apollo code deployment platform. It allowed developers to deploy code whenever they needed to any of the Amazon servers. So, they also put operations staff to work closer with developers and ensure stable deployment. This allowed the Amazon team to deploy new code every 11.7 seconds, with more than a thousand deploys a day.

What Amazon became was a defining factor for DevOps, a set of software development and IT operations practices. It aims at delivering a more reliable software fast by means of automation and collaboration between development and operations. …


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Big data can be quite a confusing concept to grasp. What’s considered big data and what’s not so big data?

While big data is still data, it requires a different engineering approach and not just because of its size. Big data is tons of mixed, unstructured information that keeps piling up at high speed. That’s why traditional data transportation methods can’t efficiently manage the big data flow. Big data fosters the development of new tools for transporting, storing, and analyzing vast amounts of unstructured data.

Prominent enterprises in numerous sectors including sales, marketing, research, and healthcare are actively collecting big data. At the same time, they are facing a shortage of the necessary expertise. …


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The myriads of plastic cards in use worldwide are a gold mine for criminals. By 2027, financial service providers are expected to take a $40 billion hit globally in credit card losses, a significant increase compared to $27.85 bn in 2018.

This growth in losses is partially caused by the rise of electronic transactions. Just imagine that today the average American has more than three credit cards, which amounts to 1.5 billion cards in the US alone. While the number of plastic cards globally numbers an impressive 22.11 billion.

Another reason is that fraudulent methods are getting more sophisticated and thus harder to spot by traditional fraud detection software. …


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APIs make the world go round. Developers use APIs almost every day — by some estimates, they spend a whopping 10+ hours a week working with APIs. This covers not only using them, but also researching, googling for support, studying reviews, and of course, rummaging around in the documentation. How clear, easy, useful, and supported your API is determines the whole developer experience (DX) — an emotional response devs have to the product. In the API economy, great developer experience is fundamental. APIs that help developers succeed and are a joy to use will get tons of users and rise above the competition. …


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Adopting Electronic Health Record software is the ultimate digital transformation project. It’s as complex as it can be with tons of legacy processes and records having to be digitized and adequately coordinated with the hospital’s existing workflow and too often facing the staff ‘s resistance.

In our previous article about the functions of an Electronic Health Record system, we explained what options you have when going for an EHR. We then went on to explain the problems hospitals face in operating EHRs. This time we’d like to tackle the implementation itself. …


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Data analytics is one of the key directions for digital transformation in various industries, travel included. And hospitality is no exception: The hotel industry, by its nature, operates large amounts of data. The sources range from inventory to distribution channels, from customer behavior data to housekeeping records. As business grows, these become impossible to analyze and keep track of manually or by using spreadsheets.

Business intelligence (BI) exists to address the problem of capturing and understanding data. It’s a set of tools made for collecting data from multiple sources and transforming raw information into a meaningful form.

Today, we’ll look at the specifics of using BI in the hotel industry. We’ll define the peculiarities of business intelligence for hospitality, the benefits it gives to the businesses, and the pitfalls of integration with industry-specific systems. We’ll also have a look at the providers’ market for a clear view on the functionality offered. …


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IoT solutions have become a regular part of our lives. From the smartwatch on your wrist to industrial enterprises, connected devices are everywhere. Having things work for us is no longer sci-fi fantasy.

You tap the screen of your smartphone or say a word, and get immediate results. A door automatically opens, a coffee machine starts grinding beans to make a perfect cup of espresso while you receive analytical reports based on fresh data from sensors miles away.

But between your command and tasks fulfilled, there lies a large and mostly invisible infrastructure, that involves multiple elements and interactions. This article describes IoT — the Internet of Things — through its architecture, layer to layer. …


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This is a guest article by tech blogger Luke Smith

Eighty percent of financial services executives report the success of their big data investments, but the value of big data in a variety of industries transcends the financial. In healthcare, for instance, big data can play a real role in saving lives through disease prevention.

Big data, the data gathered en masse through the digitization of records and devices connected to the Internet of Things, is changing every industry it touches. …


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During these times, when the number of flights has drastically dropped, every penny counts. Even before the pandemic, the aviation industry was going through a crisis, so airlines fought hard to track down and close every loophole. There are, unfortunately, a lot of them, one being the revenue leakage. Often created by travel agents and customers (both accidentally and not), these holes account for about 3 percent of an airline’s revenue. Though it doesn’t seem like a lot, it’s a hefty sum for a large company. In this article, we explain when revenue leakage happens in airlines and how revenue managers can seal these holes. …

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