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How EverQuote Democratized Data Through Self-Service Analytics

How EverQuote Democratized Data Through Self-Service Analytics

During our recent webinar on scaling self-service analytics, AtScale spoke with Kwan Lee, EVP of Engineering at EverQuote about its multifaceted self-service approach to data analytics for business users and machine learning.

How Analytics Governance Empowers Self-Service BI

How Analytics Governance Empowers Self-Service BI

The benefit of implementing analytics policies at the semantic layer – for both access control and usage policies – is that users can be guided and coached how to interact with analytics in real-time. This empowers individuals to operate...

Emerging Frameworks & Technologies that Combat the Rising Threat of Cyber Attacks

Emerging Frameworks & Technologies that Combat the Rising Threat of Cyber Attacks

The creation of the first computer virus in 1971 led to the development of the cyber security industry. Unfortunately, since then, new malware is created every day by threat actors who continue to develop the tools for their nefarious...

Shifting Cyber Threat Landscape Requires Continuous Security Validation

Shifting Cyber Threat Landscape Requires Continuous Security Validation

keyb The spate of high-profile cyber attacks does show that in today's digital environment, the question is no longer "if '' but "when" (a firm will be a target). However, the culprit is sometimes not system vulnerability but human error,...

Tips And Tricks On Getting The Most Out of VPN Services

Tips And Tricks On Getting The Most Out of VPN Services

In the wake of restrictions in access to certain services or content online because of location or other reasons, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) has become a handy tool for internet users. Its unique ability to hide users' IP...

Here’s How To Choose The Right Laptop For Your Specific Needs

Here’s How To Choose The Right Laptop For Your Specific Needs

Laptops are great - most of them have the capabilities of a personal computer, yet are portable enough to move around whenever you need a change of environment. Even with the rise of the smartphone and, more recently, the...

How To Choose A Good Antivirus For Windows: 6 Things To Look For

How To Choose A Good Antivirus For Windows: 6 Things To Look For

by Aurthur Brown
Before jumping into the details of how to pick the best antivirus for your Windows machine, you need to understand why you need an antivirus in the first place.
Read More >>>

How To Perfectly Secure Your Data From Any Loss Or Leakage

How To Perfectly Secure Your Data From Any Loss Or Leakage

Your data is the most valuable information you create and store on your devices, like smartphones, laptops, etc. Data is mostly unique and sensitive that if accessed by unauthorized persons or it gets lost, the aftereffect can be devastating....





Briefcase Highlights


SECURITY

How EverQuote Democratized Data Through Self-Service Analytics

September 15, 2021 No Comments

During our recent webinar on scaling self-service analytics, AtScale spoke with Kwan Lee, EVP of Engineering at EverQuote about its multifaceted self-service approach to data analytics for business users and machine learning.

How Analytics Governance Empowers Self-Service BI

September 15, 2021 No Comments

The benefit of implementing analytics policies at the semantic layer – for both access control and usage policies – is that users can be guided and coached how to interact with analytics in real-time. This empowers individuals to operate independently and with confidence that they are working with data in the right way.

5 Cybersecurity Programs to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks

September 1, 2021 No Comments

Cyber attacks have been continuously increasing in frequency for more than a decade, but so has human dependence on the internet, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Cyber security has also grown in unison, but last year cyber attacks cost the global economy an estimated $1 trillion. The monetary aspect isn’t only relative to attacks that focus on actual theft of digital currency, but also attacks that cause companies to close their proverbial internet doors to fix, causing downtime in commercial availability.

5 business technology ideas that you start from home

August 30, 2021 No Comments

With modern technology advancement, owning and operating a business from home has never been easy. In this article, we will explore some business tech ideas that you can easily start from home and make a living.

Putting the Cybersecurity Executive Order Vision Into Action

August 24, 2021 No Comments

Ransomware attacks have been all over the headlines in recent weeks, putting a new spotlight on the need for cybersecurity. Shortly after a ransomware attack disabled a major fuel pipeline supporting the East Coast, President Biden signed an executive order focused on improving the nation’s cybersecurity.

Business Management Tips: The Importance Of Good IT Infrastructure

August 23, 2021 No Comments

A business’s success is determined by several factors including leadership, marketing, and operations. Those are usually the first things that come to mind. Yet, what most people don’t think of right away, even though they should, is the business’s IT infrastructure. In our technology-driven world, IT is baked into everything. Since it’s a major part of how we live and work, mastering it is essential to a business’s survival. How you implement IT is critical to the business’s security, growth, and scalability.

Emerging Frameworks & Technologies that Combat the Rising Threat of Cyber Attacks

August 23, 2021 No Comments

The creation of the first computer virus in 1971 led to the development of the cyber security industry. Unfortunately, since then, new malware is created every day by threat actors who continue to develop the tools for their nefarious activities. The cyber security threats grew in complexity and scale, and the attack surface also grew exponentially larger. But in this age of sophistication and the range of attack methods, you can identify some common causes of attacks.

Shifting Cyber Threat Landscape Requires Continuous Security Validation

August 20, 2021 No Comments

keyb The spate of high-profile cyber attacks does show that in today’s digital environment, the question is no longer “if ” but “when” (a firm will be a target). However, the culprit is sometimes not system vulnerability but human error, complacency, outdated security programs, and lack of cybersecurity awareness.

Tips And Tricks On Getting The Most Out of VPN Services

August 20, 2021 No Comments

In the wake of restrictions in access to certain services or content online because of location or other reasons, the Virtual Private Network (VPN) has become a handy tool for internet users. Its unique ability to hide users’ IP addresses and redirect the network through a specially configured remote server. Many users have adopted private networks to access information and contents on the internet that they would typically not have accessed.

Here’s How To Choose The Right Laptop For Your Specific Needs

August 20, 2021 No Comments

Laptops are great – most of them have the capabilities of a personal computer, yet are portable enough to move around whenever you need a change of environment. Even with the rise of the smartphone and, more recently, the smartwatch, the laptop has still managed to withstand the competition to be an item most of us need to work on.

How To Choose A Good Antivirus For Windows: 6 Things To Look For

August 20, 2021 No Comments

by Aurthur Brown Before jumping into the details of how to pick the best antivirus for your Windows machine, you need to understand why you need an antivirus in the first place. Read More >>>

How Tango Can Boost Business Productivity for IT Professionals

August 19, 2021 No Comments

With digital transformation ruling the world of business, IT professionals are under unprecedented pressure to be more productive, adopt better workflows, and develop new skills. While we often think that all this will happen by taking on another online course or experimenting with time management tools, there’s another alternative. Tango.

9 Ways Technology Has Affected Teaching During Pandemic

August 19, 2021 No Comments

The pandemic has led to significant changes in education. The level of education directly affects the income and employment of the population – better-educated people find jobs easier, have better working conditions, and earn more. Education is also positively linked to life expectancy, health, and social integration. Education is a fundamental human right enshrined in Article 26 of the Declaration of Human Rights.

You’ve Encountered CrashLoopBackOff Error – What Now?

August 16, 2021 No Comments

It is inevitable that users will encounter different kinds of errors in any software development environment. The CrashLoopBackOff error is one of the common errors that will occur when dealing with Kubernetes deployments. This article covers how to identify a CrashLoopBackOff error and how to diagnose it effectively in order to find the root cause.

How To Build An Enterprise Software Development Infrastructure

August 12, 2021 No Comments

There are several steps to building an enterprise software development infrastructure. Leading firms need an advanced infrastructure to manage development methodologies, active projects, and necessary resources such as container images. Using these infrastructure, enterprises boost tech workplace productivity, reduce costs, and provide opportunities to differentiate from the competition. This way, businesses increase resource usage efficiency, accelerate software releases, and provide continuous post-release support. As an enterprise software developer, you should embrace lightweight, open source software with minimal dependencies and strong encryption to build your infrastructure.

How To Perfectly Secure Your Data From Any Loss Or Leakage

August 12, 2021 No Comments

Your data is the most valuable information you create and store on your devices, like smartphones, laptops, etc. Data is mostly unique and sensitive that if accessed by unauthorized persons or it gets lost, the aftereffect can be devastating. Whether the data belongs to private individuals or corporations, they are typically sensitive and confidential.

Affinity Federal Credit Union Implements Self-Service Analytics Program

August 11, 2021 No Comments

While self-service data analytics requires the right technologies, promoting the use of data throughout an organization demands strong data literacy and non-intrusive governance, as well. During our webinar, How to Scale Self-Service Analytics for Smarter Decision-Making, we spoke with John Ackerman, VP of Data and Analytics at Affinity Federal Credit Union about their success with adopting a modern data architecture and facilitating data empowerment.

Make Power BI Shine on Snowflake, BigQuery & Redshift

August 11, 2021 No Comments

Why is this such huge news? To date, there has never been a great, live query experience on Power BI for Snowflake, BigQuery, RedShift, Databricks and even Azure Synapse SQL. Historically, Power BI has only supported “DirectQuery” access for cloud data sources. “Live Query” provided by AtScale’s DAX connector will deliver extreme performance benefits for these applications. Coupled with the AtScale semantic layer, the combination of analytics-ready data with the ease of use of Power BI is a terrific combination.

5 Essentials of Good Brand Protection Online

August 9, 2021 No Comments

Creating a brand and getting it to succeed has never been an easy thing. You will have to put in a lot of effort to ensure the success of your business, but that’s not everything. Once you have succeeded or even when you are on the track towards success there will be a lot of challenges to overcome, and one of them is protecting your brand effectively.

New, Secure Payment Methods Are Now Faster Than Ever

July 30, 2021 No Comments

In the field of finance, one particularly interesting part is the how-factor. How are payments made in the ever changing world? Traditional methods to transfer money are being – if not completely, at least partly – replaced with new ones. When it comes to the trends in 2021 and 2022, there are three main things that stand out: innovation, security and speed.

The Data Loss Risks that Lie Between Web Apps and the Browser

July 12, 2021 No Comments

We tend to think that the security of SaaS is mostly the concern of SaaS vendors due to separation of responsibilities. SaaS vendors must maintain the security of their application—keep all elements patched up to date, implement their own security tools, and monitor for intrusion attempts. All the user has to do is make sure that no one steals their credentials.

How To Keep Your Data Safe While Using The Internet

July 12, 2021 No Comments

The internet is a boon for all of us. It’s a way to be entertained, a way to earn, and a way to connect with people from afar. Over the last couple of years, the internet has shown its worth as the pioneer of the digital world. While life-changing, it is far from being perfect and it still has a lot of problems especially for the regular user.

Is Cyber Insurance a Panacea for Ransomware Attacks?

July 9, 2021 No Comments

In early June, Joseph Blount was in an unenviable position. The CEO of Colonial Pipeline had to testify in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as to how his company succumbed to a high profile cyber-attack that resulted in the total shutdown of a pipeline that provides fuel to much of the Eastern Seaboard. While in the hot seat, Blount was forced to defend his company’s payment of a 75 bitcoin ransom (roughly $4.3 million at the time) to the Russian criminal group DarkSide.

5 Ways To Mitigate Technology Risks In Business

July 2, 2021 No Comments

Businesses these days rely heavily on technology. From the development and management process to distribution and marketing, the use of technology is indispensable. Without technology, businesses will have a hard time delivering their services, and they likely won’t even be able to keep up with the competition.

Zero Trust vs. Perimeter-Based Security

July 2, 2021 No Comments

Nothing stays the same in cybersecurity, and that’s certainly true when it comes to the general approach and model many organizations are moving toward. There’s a term that’s not necessarily new, but largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic has become increasingly relevant—Zero Trust cybersecurity. With remote and dispersed employees, Zero Trust models are rapidly becoming the go-to.

Why Software Vendors Still Audit Their Customers

June 14, 2021 No Comments

Software license compliance audits remain a key part of the strategy for many of the world’s large software vendors. It is a practice that causes conflict between software providers and their customers and has made it necessary for Software Asset Management to grow into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Whilst a handful of vendors are beginning to pull back from full-scale invasive audits, the vast majority continue with this unpopular and relationship damaging practice.

Approov 2.7 Delivers “Shield Right” mobile app API security

June 11, 2021 No Comments

Approov has introduced Release 2.7 of the Approov API Shielding platform, which provides companies of all sizes new and leading-edge, affordable API cybersecurity protections for their mobile-based applications. It is ideal for both large hyperconnected organizations and those underserved smaller and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises that were either priced out of application API cybersecurity solutions or were daunted by complex deployment with high overhead.

Top 5 Enterprise Technology Trends in 2021

May 25, 2021 No Comments

COVID-19 shook the world in a swift blow. People realized how it might take only a tiny virus to change everything in the blink of an eye. Business models collapsed within weeks after this virus spread across the globe. The one thing that the year 2020 taught all of us is to be prepared for unforeseen events. While some of the industries thrived, small enterprises jiggled badly last year as many of the merchants didn’t take technology seriously. To get back up in the market, they must rely on enterprise technology trends that are going to revolutionize the economic world.

XSOC Introduces SOCKET Designed to Protect Critical Infrastructure Components

May 16, 2021 No Comments

Several recent critical “zero-day” CVEs have been released that pertain to industrial IT/OT technology and critical infrastructure vendors such as Schneider Electric. The Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, perpetrated by the professional foreign hacking group “DarkSide” may be the unfortunate harbinger for a new wave of attacks targeting public utilities.

How to Protect Your Business from A Cyber Attack

May 16, 2021 No Comments

Despite all the goings-on of 2020, the U.S recorded 1,001 data breaches with a total of 155.8 million records exposed. Aside from the vulnerabilities cyber-attacks pose to businesses, their effects cost small businesses millions of dollars every year. Unfortunately, more than half of these businesses do not survive six months after an attack.

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