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Rick Delgado

Rick Delgado
Rick Delgado is a freelance technology writer and commentator. Connect with him on Twitter @ricknotdelgaldo.

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Silos, silos everywhere

The obstacles preventing data democratization

Transparency is not something we’re typically very good at as a general rule — we’ve got a lot of work to do. Rick Delgado identifies the organizational and societal barriers to data democratization.

How to keep your stuff safe

Why is Big Data security so difficult?

With data breaches hitting the news every other day, how can developers keep information secure? In this article, Rick Delgado explores how companies can improve their security practices and save everyone a whole lot of trouble in the meantime.

Public vs. private

Why the public cloud is outpacing the private cloud

Making the decision between the public cloud and the private is a tough one. However, adoption rates between the two vary dramatically. In this article, Rick Delgado explains why companies are making the choice to go with public cloud services.

Using IoT for fun and profit

How to turn the IoT into a good business strategy

The Internet of Things is no longer science fiction – it’s how we live. Companies that adapt fast and capitalize on the growing amount of data and information made available through IoT will thrive. In this article, Rick Delgado explains how you can leverage IoT for better business results.

AI and IoT go together like peanut butter and jelly

Why IoT should have an artificial intelligence layer

Combining artificial intelligence with the Internet of Things opens the world to unlimited technological potential. In this article, Rick Delgado, freelance technology writer and commentator, explores why it makes sense to add an AI layer to IoT, possibly adding new possibilities and capabilities to both technologies.

Full speed ahead

IoT and its role in transforming the business model

Technology is changing at a rapid pace, but one of the greatest catalysts for the change is the Internet of Things (IoT), which works to connect all sorts of devices around the world. In this article, tech writer Rick Delgado presents the three main ways the IoT is transforming the traditional business model.

Automation: Run towards or away from it?

Get ready for the rise of the robot programmer

Anyone with at least some experience in programming will want to take advantage of the robot programming trend. In this article, tech writer Rick Delgado talks about the impact of automation on jobs and weighs in on the skills programmers should have in order to fit into this scenario.

You'd be surprised how many people forget this step

Finding the best programmers requires international search

When looking for the best programmers in the world, where should you start your search? While the United States has been the birthplace of some excellent software engineers like Grace Hopper and Ken Thompson, there are lots of pools of talent waiting to be tapped across the globe.

The secret is to embrace it

Skill sets that help you cope with automation takeover

Automation is far more capable than previously imagined. Thanks to advances in machine learning, big data analytics, and early artificial intelligence technologies, jobs that were once thought safe might not be anymore. Automation is happening at a blistering pace. Perhaps you’ve expressed some concern over your own job being taken over by a robot. While concern is more than understandable, there are things you can do to ensure your job remains in human hands.

Data makes the modern world go round

6 best places to learn data science fast

The skills of data experts are becoming outdated as the industry evolves. If you’re looking to learn data science – quickly – then you’re in luck. Bootcamps of all kinds have sprouted up to help the surge towards data science move faster. Here are six best places to learn data science in half the average time.

The cloud is not failsafe

Protect your data from unexpected cloud failure

The cloud is one of the safest places to store your data. Even if business leaders find it more practical to store information locally, there are many reasons to leave the storage up to the cloud provider. The cloud, however, is not failsafe.

"To improve is to change"

How to keep the Internet of Things under control

In theory, the IoT will function smoothly as it grows over time. People will eventually get used to living in a fully connected world where everything they use has some connection to the web. That’s all good in theory, but in practice, getting the IoT to reach its full potential is proving to be an enormous challenge.

Internet of Things

10 skills IoT developers need

It’s clear by now that the next major technological revolution will likely be the Internet of Things (IoT). We’ve been steadily progressing toward a fully connected world for years now, and the culmination is set to happen as the IoT becomes a reality.