The Global Race To Responsibly Regulating AI
  • July 20, 2023

The Global Race to Responsibly Regulating AI

The campaign for responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has grown like a massive wildfire, and the magnitude of the problem is growing faster than authorities can keep up with. Agencies around the world are working to make sense of it all and provide practical solutions for change. For global business leaders, this means…

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Actian Achieves ISO 27001 Certification
  • June 1, 2023

Actian Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

I am pleased to share that Actian has successfully achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certification in April 2023. Our certification scope includes all of Actian’s worldwide office and data center locations and covers the design, development, testing, support, and sale of all Actian products. What is ISO 27000? ISO 27000 is a…

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How To Use Data To Get More Visibility Into Your Supply Chain
  • March 17, 2023

How to Use Data to Get More Visibility into Your Supply Chain

Supply chains have undergone—and continue to experience—major changes and disruption. Worker shortages, rapidly changing customer demands, logistics problems, transportation bottlenecks, and other factors have all contributed to challenges. Even sales patterns that used to be easy to predict, such as those based on holidays and seasonal buying, have become much harder to understand, amplifying…

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How Application Analytics Can Optimize Your Customer Experience Strategy
  • March 15, 2023

How Application Analytics Can Optimize Your Customer Experience Strategy

With growing concerns of a recession, many application providers are turning their attention to developing a better customer experience strategy for their existing customers. This strategy often includes application analytics to improve customer retention and growth. Here’s a quick look at what application analytics is and ways to use it to measure and improve…

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Embracing Customer Profiling And Data Management
  • February 23, 2023

Embracing Customer Profiling and Data Management

Defining exceptional service  Organizations always aim to give their customers the best experiences. There are several interpretations of what constitutes good and excellent service, and sometimes these terms are used interchangeably. However, many companies fail to achieve exceptional service because they do not understand their customers.   Delivering any level of service requires that we…

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Six Data Privacy Trends In Data Analytics To Watch In 2023
  • January 3, 2023

Six Data Privacy Trends in Data Analytics to Watch in 2023

Just like climate change, data privacy is a topic that’s grown from warm to hot and is moving into an extreme heat wave. This fast-moving issue inspired me to get out my crystal ball to predict top trends for 2023. Here are six data privacy trends, that lie ahead next year in the world…

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Data Privacy: Five Tips To Help Your Cloud Data Platform Keep Up
  • December 29, 2022

Data Privacy: Five Tips to Help Your Cloud Data Platform Keep Up

Gartner estimates that 65% of the world’s population will have its personal information covered under modern privacy regulations by 2023, up from 10% in 2020. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) opened the flood gates with its introduction in 2018. Since then, countries across the globe have enacted their own laws. The United States is…

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The State Of Data Security Management In 2022
  • September 8, 2022

The State of Data Security Management in 2022

With the current threat landscape, securing information is a high priority for any business with a digital footprint. Cybersecurity threats like ransomware, spyware, phishing, and other malware attacks have become daily occurrences and are increasingly becoming more sophisticated, targeting the lifeblood of any business – its data. The security of the enterprise is incumbent…

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Data Security, Data Privacy, And What To Consider When Moving To The Public Cloud
  • July 7, 2022

Data Security, Data Privacy, and What to Consider When Moving to the Public Cloud

The cloud has revolutionized the way modern businesses operate. By moving to the cloud, companies can access data and applications from anywhere globally, scale their remote infrastructures in real-time, and take advantage of cloud-based analytics and machine learning tools. Transitioning to cloud-based applications and solutions offers unparalleled flexibility for businesses, but it also comes…

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Hybrid Cloud Security
  • March 7, 2022

Hybrid Cloud Security

One of the biggest fears of cloud adoption is the security of organizational data and information.  IT security has always been an issue for all organizations, but the thought of not having total control over corporate data is frightening.  One of the factors for organizations not moving everything to the cloud and adopting a…

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Security, Governance And Privacy For The Modern Data Warehouse, Part 2
  • August 26, 2021

Security, Governance and Privacy for the Modern Data Warehouse, Part 2

Part 2: Cloud Service Security In my previous post on modern data warehouse security, we looked at issues related to database security. This post will focus on the separate, but related issue of cloud service security, which is increasingly important since nearly half of all data warehouses are hosted in the cloud.[1] The economics…

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Security, Governance And Privacy For The Modern Data Warehouse, Part 1
  • August 23, 2021

Security, Governance and Privacy for the Modern Data Warehouse, Part 1

Database Security: Part 1 Did you know that security breaches involving the cloud now surpass breaches involving on-premises infrastructure? According to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigation Report, 73% of cybersecurity incidents involved external cloud assets—compared with 27% only one year ago.[1] Having just joined Actian from a cloud security provider, even I was…

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The California Consumer Privacy Act Is Upon Us. Who Is Ready?
  • December 31, 2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act is upon us. Who is ready?

Officially passed by the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, and the California State Legislature on June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act aims to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for California residents. Finally arriving, the bill will become effective on Jan. 1, 2020. With the CCPA on the immediate horizon, technology companies…

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IT And Cyber Security In A Data Driven Enterprise
  • September 9, 2019

IT and Cyber Security in a Data Driven Enterprise

A significant number of employers make the mistake of thinking that only the IT department personnel or security officers are in charge of information security. Any one person from any one department can open the door of opportunity for hackers to gain control of sensitive data or personal information. This is why it is…

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New Improvements To Security And Performance In Actian Vector
  • June 12, 2018

New Improvements to Security and Performance in Actian Vector

We are pleased to announce the availability of Actian Vector 5.1.  This release includes enhancements across the product, but the primary focus is with security, performance, and new customer enablement. This post provides an overview of some features added to this release. Security With the advent of GDPR we’ve seen heightened focus on security.…

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