AI & Spending, Data Gaps, Data Centers, Blockchain, Credit Scoring, NHS Structure

This week, we begin with a Forbes interview with Justin Marsico discussing how the use of AI in government expenditures is benefitting the Bureau of the Financial Service (BFS). Next, we have a piece on making better public health decisions by considering a cloud-based national health care database. Then, we have an article discussing the growth of data centers, resulting in them becoming the next big asset class in India’s real estate market. Following that, we have an essay that introduces a new use case of blockchain technology – providing email service with various benefits. Next is an article considering the utilization of alternative data for analyzing the creditworthiness of people labelled as “unbanked” or “credit invisible”. Finally, we have a story on keeping sensitive data & confidentiality in NHS to avoid huge costs of data breach.

AI Is Keeping Watch Over Government Spending

As the world turns increasingly more digital and data-driven, there is increasing desire for greater visibility and transparency of data. Governments around the world have turned to digital means to submit and pay taxes as well as collect a variety of revenue from different sources. Likewise, governments are making deeper use of data and systems for their expenditures and analyzing the patterns of that spending.

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How A National Health Care Database Could Address Mission-Critical Health Data Gaps

While many valuable health care data sets live in public and private sectors, the data landscape is extremely fragmented. The inability to share information in real time across those sectors for population health or monitoring major chronic diseases is nonexistent. The devastating effects of COVID-19 uncovered significant gaps in public health data across federal, state and local agencies interfering with the ability to conduct surveillance, outbreak modeling and research.

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Edge Data Centers Transforming Into An Ideal Investment Asset

The pandemic has fast-tracked tech implementation and digitization to a great extent. In 2020-21, internet users in India surged by 8.2% – clocking over 620 million in January. As we analyse the last few quarters, market dynamics have stirred the need for organizations to adopt a ‘digital-first approach to their business, which means a robust IT infrastructure – that’s flexible, efficient, and scalable.

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Email Over Blockchain: The Best Bad Idea I’ve Heard This Year

It has become an established joke that blockchain is a technology in search of a problem to solve. Although this quip is deliberately provocative, designed to needle a thin-skinned community of enthusiasts, there is a measure of truth to it too. Since the emergence of cryptocurrency, the first blockchain use case, entrepreneurs have come up with tens of alternative applications for the technology, which can be thought of as a time-stamped database of transactions distributed among the members of a network.

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Alternative Credit Scoring For Fintech

Bangladesh has been at the centre of attraction for the emergence of fintech with the growing mobile financial services (MFS) and on-time regulations which attracted most of the banks and its concerns to be part of this initiative. We belong to a nation of 160 million people and a champion of microcredit with 120+ million MFS wallet holders with 2.2 billion daily transactions and the new entrants are still coming.

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Why Data Security Is Pivotal To NHS Structure

The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world. One of the biggest challenges faced is staff shortages and turnover, with thousands of vacancies across nursing, clinical and admin roles at any one time. With 1.7 million workers to keep track of in terms of access rights and responsibilities, this level of movement is a huge headache for both the frontline and back-office functions.

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