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Organizational resilience: what the Pandemic revealed

One of the things that this pandemic has made clear is that not all organizations, even those that might in principle be comparable, have the same ability to adapt to change. And, obviously, those that…

Tech-celeration

By mid-1998, I wrote an article, (a blog in today’s jargon), for Quanam’s Newsletter entitled: The end of distance.Its rationale was that the lower the costs of information processing and telecommunications, the shorter the distance…

Fraud detection and prevention, what is data science’s role?

What is meant by the word "fraud"? How do I detect fraud in my organization?

HUNDRED – HOGUE’s latest book

In 2020, a year which will be remembered in history as the year of the Great Pandemic, Quanam sponsored the edition of the book HUNDRED, Fifty & Fifty by artist Horacio Guerriero (Hogue).

Integration between Cognos Analytics and Jupyter Notebook in practice

In the first part of this article we saw the steps and requirements we need to follow to have a successfull integration between Cognos and Jupyter Notebooks as well as the benefits of said integration.…

Integration between IBM Cognos Analytics and Jupyter Notebook

As we have seen in previous occasions, IBM Cognos Analytics continues to improve in terms of visualization and self-service tools. With the recent versions, it has been incorporating explorations (which consist of finding relationships between…

Telework: an opportunity in times of crisis

Over the last two months the world has been fighting an invisible enemy. From inadvertently to brutally, we have been struggling against an unknown intruder which has been haunting everyone’s life. Initially it was a…

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:…