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Data News Roundup – Thursday, April 2nd

Welcome to this week’s edition of AtScale’s “Data News Roundup” for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 – where we bring you the latest news and stories that show how big data and analytics are shaping the world of technology. 

Please read on to learn more about what’s happening in the industry. As always, feel free to reach out with any opinions or questions you have. We love hearing from you! 

14 Common Reasons Software Projects Fail (And How To Avoid Them) – March 31st, 2020

By Forbes Tech Council

Forbes

AtScale’s Dave Mariani is quoted in a Forbes article, where he shares his thoughts on the common reason software projects fail and how management can avoid them. Dave’s take: “Many software projects are late or fail due to a lack of good coordination and detailed planning. Teams need to implement a bottom-up planning process that identifies dependencies between deliverables and includes estimates from the engineers themselves. After the release plan is set, I run daily 15-minute stand-up meetings where issues are surfaced and new risks are identified and managed.”

AI Spending Is Expected to Weather Coronavirus Slowdown – March 30th, 2020

By Jared Council and John McCormick

The Wall Street Journal

New research from IDC suggests that demand for AI is expected to stay flat or even rise, despite economic downturn. The analyst firm believes that organizations may move ahead with investments in AI that have the potential to advance patient care, drug discovery, remote work and other activities growing in importance as the virus spreads.

The New Data Wars: How the CLOUD Act Is Likely To Trigger Legal Challenges – March 30th, 2020

By William Schwartz, Andrew Goldstein and Daniel Grooms

Law.com examines the CLOUD Act, noting that a novel data-sharing agreement under the Act between the United States and the United Kingdom takes effect this spring and could create new legal challenges.

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