Data News Roundup – Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Data News Roundup, July 30th

Here is AtScale’s Data News Roundup for Thursday, July 30, 2020. Before we dive into this week’s roundup of news and developments helping shape the world of big data and analytics, we want to highlight the following article in Dataversity by Chris Lynch, executive chairman and CEO of AtScale, which is the second piece in his three-part series on cost-cutting in the cloud (click here to read the first article).

Abstractions: The Executive’s Guide to ROI in the Cloud – July 29th, 2020

By Chris Lynch, AtScale


Here are the stories in this week’s Data News Roundup:

How Local Covid Deaths Are Affecting Vote Choice – July 28th, 2020

By Lynn Vavreck and Christopher Warshaw

The New York Times

Analyses of local Covid-19 deaths in a given community tends to hurt Republicans running for federal offices.

Alcohol delivery service Drizly confirms data breach – July 28th, 2020

By Zach Whittaker


Up to 2.5 million stolen accounts belonging to Drizly, an online alcohol delivery company, have been made available on the dark web. The leaked information reportedly includes credit card numbers and delivery addresses.

Google extends remote work policy through next summer – July 27th, 2020

By Dalvin Brown

USA Today

Google recently announced it has extended its global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021. 


By Kamalika Some

Analytics Insight

Data-driven culture and mobile business intelligence (BI) make the list of the top 10 business intelligence and data visualization trends predicted to dominate this century.

States are reporting inconsistent, incomplete COVID-19 data, analysis finds – July 24th, 2020

By Laura Dydra

Becker’s Hospital Review

This article in Becker’s Hospital Review reports that the lack of standardization for reporting state-level COVID-19 data has led to inconsistent and incomplete data reporting, according to an analysis led by former CDC Director Tom Friedan.

In Push for Better Cybersecurity, U.S. Energy Department Outlines a National Quantum Internet – July 23rd, 2020

By Sara Castellanos

The Wall Street Journal

A nationwide quantum internet with significantly better cybersecurity is envisioned by a group of about 50 organizations led by the University of Chicago and the US Energy Department. The quantum internet would run parallel to the digital internet and have entangled photons, creating a more secure environment to transmit financial and national security data.