Erin K. Banks

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My Big Data Conversation with Spotify

<this Spotify blog was originally posted on the Dell EMC blog site> I spoke with Eliot Van Buskirk ( @listeningpost ), Data Storyteller at Spotify, as part of my Big Data Conversations series for Dell EMC. Note that this is not a product or technology blog and certainly there are no endorsements implied from either […]

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banks rants – never forget it is YOUR data

Recently there has been a lot of drama about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and what they did or did not do with our Facebook data but in my mind, I want to ask everyone… what were you thinking they were doing with all your data? What did you think would happen when you gave an […]

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Every Business Needs to Prioritize Security

I recently got the opportunity to talk with BetaKit regarding small businesses and security. I am happy with the points we were able to make about the two topics but it is important to note, everyone constantly needs to be asking about the security of their data, the security of their premises, the security of […]

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Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 – O’Reilly code

As much as I would LOVE to go to the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference in New York, the week of April 29 – May 2, 2018, I won’t be able to. I will be at Dell Technologies World conference in Las Vegas. BUT if there isn’t a conflict on your schedule and you would like […]

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banks rants – two factor authentication

I feel like a week does not go by without a family member asking for IT help. There isn’t anything wrong with that, I love the fact that I can help out others.  I also appreciate the fact that I understand technology and I love to share what I know. One of the biggest issues […]

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banks rants – Facebook cloned accounts

I have to admit, I was not familiar with Facebook cloned accounts until last week when at least one of my friends ran into this issue. Even though USA Today wrote a report on it last year (2017), it was not something that popped into my mind… for a couple of reasons. I don’t accept […]

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banks rants – marketing mailings

I shred a lot and I recycle a lot. I shred anything that has my name on it. Whether it is a package, a magazine, or mailings. If it has my address on it, I shred the label. I just don’t like or feel comfortable with my name and address out there in the trash […]

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banks rants – security (questions)

It is only appropriate that my next banks rants is focused on security but more specifically the information you share on Facebook. Sure there are other places you may be sharing this information but Facebook seems more prevalent and more importantly, your posts are searchable. The posts/examples I show below are from 2010. Now you […]

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banks rants – data lake

My first official banks rants is about “data lake”. Anyone that wants to make me annoyed will say “data lake” to me. The term drives me crazy. Why? Well because people throw it out there like they understand what it means and they usually don’t. Almost like the term blockchain. Companies say they want it […]

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banks rants – introduction

I have started a new YouTube series called “banks rants”. These short rants are about a minute long and hopefully will stay that way, but I can’t guarantee they won’t go longer. The concept is to keep them short and sweet with little tidbits that will keep you thinking and maybe drive you to discussion. […]

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