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Data Engineering

Data Engineering: Collecting, rationalizing, and compiling disparate data to make it dashboard-ready

SPK saves a global SaaS leader time and resources—6x faster than competing bids, saving nearly 75 percent in computing and licensing costs. The ClientA respected provider of SaaS (software-as-a-service) solutions for the global telecom industry was faced with a...

Data Engineering vs Data Science

The Crucial Importance of Data Engineering October 14, 2021 Data Engineering vs Data Science The terms “Data Science” and “Data Engineering” are often used interchangeably.  Years ago, Data Science was the term that encompassed most of the data related activities that...
Medical Device Interoperability: A $30B opportunity?

Medical Device Interoperability: A $30B opportunity?

Greater medical device interoperability and the adoption of commonly accepted standards could save the US in excess of $30B, suggests a West Health Institute report published in March. Lack of device interoperability creates significant waste and risk to patient...

Tackling Email Archiving Regulations

Tackling Email Archiving Regulations

Whether or not your in a heavily regulated industry, having a solid email archiving solution is an absolute necessity. Email’s importance in the workplace for the past decade-and-a-half is similar to the need of having a dial tone in years past. In addition, email is...

Keeping your Ego in check to Maximize your Toolbox.

Keeping your Ego in check to Maximize your Toolbox.

I don't usually read autobiographies, but recently a close friend of mine suggested that I read "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" Being bored with the book I was currently reading, I decided to give it a go. In it there is a chapter title "A Different Box of...

ROHS 2 for Medical Devices: Are You Ready?

ROHS 2 for Medical Devices: Are You Ready?

As of July 22, 2014, the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive must be observed for first time distribution of all medical devices to the full extent. Furthermore, all products with a CE marking must also be RoHS-compliant. ROHS 2 Compliance Changes at...

Automatically Scraping Webpages using Python 2.7

Automatically Scraping Webpages using Python 2.7

In today’s Internet, it takes specific skills to efficiently find the “Data You Want” inside of the “Data You’re Given”. I was reminded of this the other day watching a colleague struggle through data collection, clicking buttons and getting diverted by advertisements...

The FDA UDI Rule: 5 Things You Need to Know

The FDA UDI Rule: 5 Things You Need to Know

The release of the FDA final rule on Unique Device Identification (UDI) is expected this summer. Here are five things you need to know: 1. What is the UDI Rule? In July 2012, the FDA proposed a rule requiring medical device manufacturers to label their products with...