How to become a data scientist: A cheat sheet

If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about hottest job markets, necessary skills, salaries, training resources and more.

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Data scientists are in great demand, taking the coveted No. 2 spot on Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America list for 2021 with 5,971 job openings, and the demand continues to grow. In 2012, the Harvard Business Review billed data scientists as the sexiest job of the 21st century.

Among data scientists, many different jobs can exist. “There are data scientists that focus very much on advanced analytics. Some data scientists only do natural language processing,” said Dana Seidel, data scientist. “And the work emcompasses many diverse skills, she said, including “project management skills, data skills, analysis skills, critical thinking skills.”

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The field is in such high

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Why Microsoft thinks you don’t need another free Hyper-V Server SKU

Running Windows Server on your own infrastructure and using cloud services to do it offers lots of benefits. But that cloud harmony means subscriptions rather than unsupported free operating systems.

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With the release of Windows Server 2022, there was a notable omission from the list of server versions: There won’t be a new version of the free Windows Hyper-V Server.

Based on Server Core, this stripped-down server OS contains just the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor, Windows Server driver support, the virtualisation components needed for the Hyper-V role and some basic options for management. You can run control panel, Task Manager, Notepad and (if you install the Core App Compatibility feature) graphical admin tools like File Explorer and MMC snap-ins for disk management, failover clustering and the like. That doesn’t include Hyper-V Manager though: The intention is that you manage Hyper-V Server remotely using Windows Admin Center, Remote Server

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3 risk management priorities CIOs are focused on right now

CIOs have had their hands full since the start of the pandemic with three risk management and governance priorities weighing heavily on their minds.

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With many employees working remotely, a digital transformation taking place at an accelerated pace and cybersecurity issues on the rise, spending on information security and risk management technology and services is expected to exceed $150 million in 2021. 

CIOs are becoming more sharply focused on information security and risk management since the pandemic. Findings show CIOs want and need access to more reliable risk-related data; they want to identify emerging risks better and align risk-related priorities with business strategy. 

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1. Accessing more reliable risk-related data

Having a centralized source to gather data quickly provides the foundation for fast and effective decision-making, yet, it’s estimated that only 50% of companies actually access data for this purpose.

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Metaverse cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

Is the metaverse the same as VR? Which companies are building the metaverse? What is the metaverse’s connection to hybrid work? Get answers to these questions and much more in this metaverse primer.

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Is metaverse the latest buzzword easily dismissed or a new platform you might have to understand? That’s the most important question about the metaverse right now. The easiest answer is “vaporware,” but that ignores the business reality of 2021. The biggest tech companies are pouring a lot of money into this next iteration of the internet, and, the building blocks of the metaverse are available on the market.

Here is a look at what the metaverse is, why it’s relevant to your work and what components you can experience right now.

What is the metaverse?

The metaverse is a vision for a new place to interact with other humans and bots to play games, conduct

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Listings for cryptocurrency and blockchain jobs skyrocket in 2021

Indeed says the success of the crypto industry has resulted in a 118% jump in career postings for work in the field compared with last year.

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Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology, debuted in theory in 2008 and went live in 2009 (and at the outset, one Bitcoin—which peaked at almost $65,000 in April 2021—was valued at less than one cent when it first began trading in 2010). 

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In its infancy, it quickly developed a staunch, small following among cryptographers, among others—mostly ones in awe of the sophisticated, seemingly immutable coding behind the bitcoin network. And yet, many initially deemed the digital coin as lacking any real staying power or real worth. (As an example, in May 2010—and what’s considered the first commercial Bitcoin transaction—a software developer from Florida agreed to pay 10,000 Bitcoins to have

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