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Enterprise Data Systems Students Explore Ansible at AnsibleFest

In the course IST 651 – Scripting for Enterprise Data Systems, iSchool Professor Carlos Caicedo introduced us to system and network infrastructure automation concepts and a tool called Ansible. This was the first time we became familiar with Ansible and how powerful it can be for automating system and network configuration management tasks. During the… Read the full article…


Why Data is the New Oil

Oil has traditionally been considered one of the most valuable physical assets for the last few centuries. But this important commodity may have a new replacement: Data. The arrival of the computer and subsequent evolution of internet has created a human reliance on technology. It has given birth to the importance of data. The top… Read the full article…


What Social Media Can Tell Us about Democratic Candidates

Analyzing the social media streams of the presidential candidates tell us a lot about their savviness for running a contemporary campaign. It also tells us the likelihood of their continuing the long road to the nomination. The recently launched Illuminating 2016 project, which involves faculty and students of the School of Information Studies (iSchool), collects and… Read the full article…




7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Jian Qin

(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty.Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill and Jill Hurst-Wahl) Jian Qin is a great champion for the intermingling of librarianship and data science. Her excitement about the interesting ways it can be used… Read the full article…



Data Roundup: Salaries, Resources, and Fun

Thinking about becoming a data scientist? It is a popular field that has a lot of demand for workers. It offers the opportunity to help businesses make strategic decisions based on data from both inside and outside of the organization. And, it offers impressive salaries, too. Glassdoor compiled reported salaries for data scientists across many… Read the full article…