Data News Roundup – Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Data News Roundup, August 6th

This is AtScale’s weekly Data News Roundup for Thursday, August 6th, 2020. The industry articles below were published in the last week and have been carefully curated by the AtScale team to reflect major news and moves helping shape the world of big data and analytics.

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Now, here are the articles that make up this week’s Data News Roundup:

Amazon cloud revenue growth slows to 29% in Q2 – July 31st, 2020

By Jordan Novet


Amazon reported earnings for Q2 2020 last week, revealing that while AWS is the cloud computing market leader, its cloud grow has slowed. Specifically, AWS revenue growth slipped below 30% for the first time in the second quarter.

The Pandemic Workday Is 48 Minutes Longer and Has More Meetings – August 3rd, 2020

By Jeff Green


The telecommuting revolution has meant a lot more work, according to a study of 3.1 million people at more than 21,000 companies across 16 cities in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Zello resets all user passwords after data breach – August 3rd, 2020

By Lawrence Abrams

Bleeping Computer

Zello recently disclosed a data breach that revealed user’s email addresses and hashed passwords were exposed. The company is mandating a password reset for all 140 million users of its push-to-talk app after the latest incident.

Why data analytics in essential to your organization’s pandemic recovery – August 4th, 2020

By Cindy Baker

IT World Canada

According to a recent survey, Canadian organizations are increasingly turning to data analytics in their efforts to recover from the impact of the pandemic. When asked what technology would have the biggest impact on their recovery, Canadian executives identified digital data collection (46%) and the use of analytics to inform decisions (42%).

How big data aids digital transformation – August 5th, 2020

The Enterprisers Project

By Stephanie Overby

As digital transformation has picked up, big data has emerged as a primary fuel for the journey, according to this article in The Enterprisers Project. The piece quotes Rahul Singh, managing director of IT and business services transformation at Pace Harmon, who reportedly said, “’The true value comes from the ability to combine big data with digital transformation efforts to enable digitization and automation of entire operations to drive efficiencies and new business models.’”