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Coronavirus: reflections from the burrow

We do not know what is wrong with us: that is what is wrong with us.                                      …

The fight against coronavirus COVID-19: Quanam’s contribution

Introduction Since the very first cases in Uruguay were diagnosed on Friday, 13 March 2020, the fight against coronavirus COVID-19 has become the main issue in the country. Consequently, the government has been taking steps…

GRP: digitizing the Uruguayan Government

Part 1. Leaving paper behind Over the last decade, the Uruguayan government has been undertaking a massive journey into the digital world, allowing for more efficient processes and enhancing the delivery of government services. As…

ETHIC, HEALTH and AI

– A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.– A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders…

Data Governance in Practice

In the last article we went over some definitions, and problems that can be solved with a Data Governance program. Here we deal with the implementation of two aspects, I consider crucial in data managing:…

Enabling environment

As everyone may know, Leonardo DaVinci was a genius but he also had luck, lots of luck. If he had been born, for example, in the Middle Ages and not in the Renaissance, he might…

Data Governance boosts Analytics and Big data

Organizations, seeking efficiency and effectiveness, have been improving processes by Business Analytics and Big Data. Now, information assets´ governance has become crucial for their implementation. If we take data as the most valuable information asset…

Marketing, BigData and artificial intelligence

Regardless their size or market share, companies have a common goal: knowing their consumers, as individuals. This is not arbitrary, but one of many strategies used to provide our consumers with easy access to our…

Where is more necessary to build Secondary schools? Part III

Although in the second part of the article I mentioned the change in the approach to the solution, I did not get good solutions. Evidently, by only using the distance to the nearest school factor,…

Where is more necessary to build secondary schools? Part II

In the first part of the analysis I promised not to give up in the search of other possible solutions, taking into account other approaches to determine where was Uruguay in greatest need of the…

Where is more necessary to build secondary schools? Part I

For a long time, I have been wanting to soak myself up with Spatial Data Science and to play with it. Combining GIS (geographic information system), DBMS (Database Management System), Data Analytics y Big Data…

Brief wake-up call about false negatives.

Previous note: we recommend that you have this song on hand for this article: What I Am (Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, 1988) It Is said that an Arabian proverb reads: He who knows,…