Q&A with our Tech Experts

No stupid questions here. Techopedia staff has answered many commonly asked technology questions and also assembled a number of experts who will answer your questions in basically any area of IT.

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Inbal Tadeski

Data Scientist at Anodot

Inbal Tadeski is a data scientist at Anodot, the Autonomous Business Monitoring company. Previously, Inbal was a research engineer at HP Labs, where she specialized in machine learning and data mining. She holds an MSc in computer science with a focus on machine learning from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a BSc in computer science from Ben Gurion University.

John Meah

Cybersecurity Oversight Specialist | Expert Reviewer | Freelance Writer

John Meah is a freelance writer and a CISSP|MCIIS|CCSK Certified Cybersecurity specialist. John has 18 years of IT & Information Security experience within the Banking, Financial, and Logistics service sectors. Currently, he is responsible for security oversight, Secure-SDLC, system design decisions & implementations, vendor relationships, and so much more.John writes for Techopedia, ClearVoice, InfoSec Magazine, Pulse magazine and has been featured in Writers&Artists.co.ukWith a passion for creative writing, coupled with a fascination for anything cyber-related; he’s now in the middle of writing his Cyber Thriller.

Nati Shalom

Founder and CTO at Cloudify

Nati Shalom is the founder and CTO of Cloudify, a serial entrepreneur and thought leader in open-source, multi-cloud orchestration, network virtualization, DevOps and more. Nati has received multiple recognitions from publications such as The CIO Magazine and YCombinator and is one of the leaders of Cloud Native and DevOps Israel groups. Nati is also a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

Q&As

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Unstructured data can be very valuable to a business in many different kinds of scenarios. It can help organizations discover new insights by analyzing data that isn't stored in a relational...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
There are several ways IT pros and business professionals can show off their knowledge of machine learning (ML) basics in a job interview. It all comes down to explaining simply and clearly how ML...
When people use machine learning without investing enough time in planning, it’s no surprise that the results will be inferior.Project managers and other stakeholders who fall into this...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
I think I look at this a little different than most. At the very minimum, you need mid-level Excel skills, curiosity, critical thinking and the ability to learn quickly. Excel is pretty much the most...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and fake news seem to be inescapably linked together. On one hand, critics of the newest technologies claim that AI and automation processes have been instrumental in...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
The idea that “technology” may cause addiction and brain damage is likely nothing but a vastly exaggerated misconception. Although it’s not exactly a “myth” since the...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
As one of the top tools for machine learning (ML), Google's TensorFlow open-source resource pack for neural networks and machine learning projects has a lot of practical applications in this...
As one of the most fundamental questions in the technology world, this one is a little tough to answer. The long and short of it is that self-driving cars, or autonomous cars, could be safer than...
Professionals involved in working on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have been making a lot of money for a while. The reasons for the current explosion in the salaries of these tech-savvy...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
It's a big question – all over the IT industry, cybersecurity professionals are very much in demand. Companies need help circling the wagons, protecting trade secrets and sensitive data...
There are many ways that companies can use virtual machine use cases to learn more about how virtualization components work in a virtual architecture. Use cases can identify how the virtual machine...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
There are a few different reasons why people are talking about the “tipping point” of machine learning and how this type of technology will apply to future applications.First, as the...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the latest applications of artificial intelligence (AI). NLP allows computers to process and understand the complexities of human language, and derive...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
Data analytics is an extremely popular topic in the tech industry, and big data professionals are in high demand. Analytics refers to the software and processes that help businesses to interpret and...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
IT security is, by nature, an intangible and hard-to-measure objective or service. It can be extremely difficult to accurately evaluate the benefit of security provisions, or to see how well security...
There are a few predominant reasons why experts in cybersecurity will talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining being linked to various kinds of computing power and energy theft.One of them is the...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
A virtual local area network (VLAN) is an abstracted LAN that is created to operate through the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI network model. Unlike a physical local area network or LAN, in...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Scaling up and scaling out are two IT strategies that both increase the processing power and storage capacity of systems. The difference is in how engineers achieve this type of growth and system...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
A: Mobile hotspots and tethering services offer similar results for users, but they work a little bit differently.A mobile hotspot is an offering by various telecom providers to provide localized...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Car manufacturers are realizing there’s extensive untapped revenue to unlock by drawing attention to the passenger — especially when looking to the future as autonomous vehicles advance...
Answered by: Nils Wollny
CEO
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