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Access data anywhere using DataDistillr and your Oracle Cloud Credits

DataDistillr is the “easy button” to join and query any data set without ETL or pipelines and publish to an API. What is DataDistillr “DDR” DDR is the leading enterprise data & analytics platform that dramatically decreases the time to insight by creating a real time virtual data lake that enables analysts, data scientists and business users to join, query and visualize data from any source with the click of a button - No ETL or coding required. Pre-built Enterprise “Connectors” to all your data sources  DDR connects to relational & non relational databases, APIs (Salesforces, Marketo, Hubspot, ServiceNow, Twilio, Stripe, etc.) and flat files (Excel, CSV, JSON & more), and runs queries, including joins, across all of these data sources using standard SQL without having to move, prep or orchestrate any data. Collaborate, publish & share both raw and curated data DDR one click API and messaging provides native functionality for users to: ● Easily collaborate with each o

The Metaverse and Digital Twinning

  As 2022 is expected to be the year where the groundwork for the metaverse for the next decade, at least more tools are being utilized to accelerate metaverse adoption. The digital twin is one such tool that encapsulates and actuates the capabilities of the metaverse.  A term coined by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), digital twins are digital copies of physical objects; virtual representations that replicate these objects or processes in real-time. These twins are updated from the real-time data they collect and use simulation, as well as machine learning, to perfect decision-making. Digital twinning has several use cases. Healthcare professionals simulate rare illnesses and learn the correct techniques to care for these illnesses. At the same time, environmentalists use digital twinning to simulate different climate change extremes based on oceans and rainforests.  Digital twins are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the increased advent of augmented an

The Legal Rights of an Algorithm

  At first glance, you might think how it’s possible for something that doesn’t have a mind, body, or soul to have any legal entitlement. After all, algorithms don’t have physical attributes, and their existence can’t be easily tracked unless you’re a tech specialist responsible for creating them.  However, while algorithms don’t have any physical attributes, they have become smarter over time, mimicking human behaviors and traits to produce actionable results. Initially, algorithms started as simple data sets combined in several valuable ways to create patterns. They generate suggestions and solutions that help guide you, whether you’re on social media or search engines, while also providing insights within several fields, including the legal, medical, and marketing fields. Algorithms also consistently correct their mistakes without requiring human intervention.  Believe it or not, algorithms have legal rights too. While many users are skeptical about algorithms because of security an

Resolving Emotionally Charged Conflicts

  Conflict is inevitable and, while sometimes it can be a healthy thing, it undermines leadership and productivity for organizations, especially when they are emotionally charged. When emotions take hold of a conversation, it fragments relationships and disrupts the work culture, leading to uneasy collaborations and a challenging environment. And, with a challenging environment, an organization is more prone to losing employees, especially if it’s led by someone who consistently lets strong emotions cloud their better judgment.  Conflicts have become increasingly commonplace within organizations throughout the pandemic, with employee-employer disputes, mainly due to pandemic-motivated changes to work-life, including rigid hybrid models and complex remote working plans. Considering how much more employees are valuing their work-life balance and developing changing attitudes towards work, the importance of conflict resolution has been heightened. Leaders must show a combination of empath

How Being an Empathetic Leader Gets Results

  The first trait that might come to mind when thinking about a good leader’s qualities is assertiveness. After all, you want people to take you seriously as a leader, to believe in every word you’re telling them so that you can garner respect and improve your business’ prospects for success. While assertiveness and assuredness are necessary, many leaders struggle with those traits and often let the power they have dictate how they should behave as leaders. As a result, they become distant, struggle to establish formidable relationships with their colleagues, and tune out reasonable suggestions due to the daily pressures they face on the job. Being a leader requires taking charge, but it also requires understanding and poise, particularly when undergoing crises or motivating employees to perform at their best. A leader who knows how to be empathetic helps colleagues get through challenging situations and drives productivity through engagement and vision-based ideologies. Leaders with e

Exploring the Metaverse and How Quantum Computing Plays a Role

  A term initially coined in Snow Crash, a science fiction novel penned by Neal Stephenson, the metaverse is a concept creating a virtual space to merge the real and virtual worlds, maximizing one’s experience in each world. The metaverse focuses on social connection, consisting of a simulated digital environment that leverages virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain technology, and social media concepts to formulate a space for consistent user interaction that replicates the real world. Think of being on social media, but with increased integration. Facebook recently brought the metaverse into the public consciousness with  its recent name change . Technologists across the board have been talking up how the metaverse could change the way people attend concerts, play video games and even conduct surgeries. As we gradually head into the metaverse, what should we expect from it, and how will another emerging technological concept, quantum computing, play a role in the metaverse’s

Quantum Computing – How Does Entropy-as-a-Service Work?

    While quantum computing continues making substantial progress, more work is required to make it production-ready and completely permeate the technology industry. However, as crucial as quantum development is, it can have unpleasant side effects, particularly privacy concerns and the potential threat to digital information across the board.   One way to allay fears of compromised cybersecurity is by providing Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) to enhance cryptography and detect threats as they manifest themselves. EaaS unlocks the full effect of cryptography, enhancing data security and providing a more reliable infrastructure. What is Cryptography, and How Does EaaS Help It? Entropy-as-a-Service enhances Quantum computing and cryptography as a whole   Cryptography studies secure communication allowing only the message send

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New job or new role? - Time to collaborate and network!

When you take on a new challenge in your job, make sure you are accepted by the hierarchy. In today's hyper-collaborative and dynamic workplaces, successful moves aren't as easy as they once were, and too often, transitioning managers and employees don't live up to their organizations' expectations. In today's organizations, transitions occur all the time and take many forms. Internal moves are increasingly common in organizations that are undergoing a culture change. Employees, and managers, change jobs more often than previous generations, with some expecting to leave their employers in 2022. Gallup's research shows that replacing employees can cost up to two times that employee's salary, and at the current turnover rate, companies could face replacing their staff at a cost of nearly $1 trillion a year. Although onboarding programs are offered to new or transitioned employees, only 44% achieve desired outcomes. Research proves that the most successful peop

I suffer from Imposter Syndrome! Do you?

  Sanjay Basu Have you ever had Impostor Syndrome? If you don’t know or aren’t sure, you could’ve missed framing whatever was happening to you into a definition. Impostor Syndrome can throw one down a vicious cycle of self-doubt and make one stressed about minor things. Being rejected, fired, or ridiculed once can turn your perception of yourself and the environment around you upside down.   The typical signs are self-doubting your own accomplishments and skills and fearing that you might be exposed as fraud without being such. These feelings are most common when entering a new environment, such as starting college, receiving a career promotion, or starting an internship at a large corporation.   Imagine being laid off with 70% of your company’s employees. What made the other 30% better than you? Why do they get to keep their jobs, and you don’t? Even the strongest minds can be affected by the unexpected turn of events.   Yet, there is a benefi