Weekend takeaway: It’s all about the data

17 Feb 2017

Essential weekend reading, especially if you love data. Image: Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock

With data emerging as a massive industry in Ireland, this weekend we cover all the important areas in the data world.

1. The complete Data Tapestry: Who’s who in Ireland’s data industry

We bring you the complete who’s who of the Irish data industry, including telcos, cloud providers and IoT players.

2. It’s time to replace the internet, warns researcher

The internet needs to be replaced by something else or it will be useless when 5G comes along, says a TSSG researcher who claims to have the answer.

3. Privacy storm: Respect the power of data in dangerous times

Ireland is receiving harsh but necessary lessons in data privacy and the responsibilities that come with it, writes John Kennedy.

4. Data for Dummies: The essential data glossary

Are you a data novice? Do you find yourself nodding along but not really understanding what people are saying? Not to worry – here are all the data-related terms you need to know.

5. Data is the core of what we do, says Three CTO

Three Ireland is currently investing €400m in its network and IT consolidation, and overall digital transformation. CTO David Hennessy talks to John Kennedy.

6. 5 alternative data jobs if you don’t want to be a data scientist

When you think of jobs in data, you probably think of data scientists and analysts. But there are a myriad of alternative data jobs you can pursue.

7. Want a career in data? Here’s what you need to study

It’s Data Week here at Siliconrepublic.com and for anyone who is looking for a career in data, but isn’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.

8. NASA reveals plan to bring broadband speeds to deep space missions

The painfully slow data transmission speeds used by NASA spacecraft might be a thing of the past, as the agency plans two missions that could bring broadband-level speeds to deep space.

9. 6 top international companies hiring in data right now

Looking for data jobs, but bored by data science and data analytics roles? These companies may just give you an opening.

10. ‘Working with data is noisy and unstructured, but it has a lot of potential’

When it comes to working in data, the roles most people are aware of are the big hitters – data science and data analytics. But the sector is far more varied than that.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years