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FAIR data: what is it and why is it important

FAIR data is a set of principles to make sure that any data that has been collected is stored properly. FAIR data was introduced for scientific data, but the principles are also useful for government data or company data. Any valuable data that is used by multiple organisations should be made FAIR.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and what are the benefits?

Many software development companies that are transitioning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or considering to do so. In this post we explain what SaaS is and what the potential benefits are. In later posts we will dive further into the technical changes needed to make SaaS work.

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Code analysis prevents hidden security risks

Ensuring security in software means starting at the source code: Developers must build security in from the start. Organisations too often focus on repairing damage post-breach and fixing bugs after launch. Greater attention to security in the earlier stages of software development is needed. It would greatly reduce the percentage of successful attacks, and minimize damage when malicious hackers do…

Stephen Morrow

IT Due Diligence approach

IT Due Diligence (IT DD) research is an investigation started by an investor to the IT systems and organization of a target company (a company that wants an investment). These investigations need to be done extra carefully because of the high financial stakes and because there are multiple parties involved (investor and target company). We have…

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Predicting the most popular programming languages

Software researcher Erik Bernhardsson is trying to predict which programming languages are popular in the future, by counting the number of ‘switch from A to B’ blogs on the Internet. The results are surprising. The top 5 consists not only contains new language Go but also the older languages Python, Java, C and C++.

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