On-prem systems hold advantages in terms of known costs, say insiders Cloud-based data warehouse darling Snowflake has launched its latest venture into financial services, while Teradata, something of a stalwart in data warehousing for banks and insurers, is attempting to broaden its appeal with machine learning implementations.…
Over the course of 7 short days in September of 2021 both the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced the introduction of modern privacy regulations. The decision from the twin wealth capitals of the Middle East represents a substantial change in regional data management regulation for thousands of companies, millions of residents and over one trillion dollars in GDP.
Gary M. Shiffman
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Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of "The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism". He teaches economic science and national security at Georgetown University and is founder and CEO of Giant Oak.
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