The SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative (CSTI) recently hosted a conversation with Glyn Bowden from HPE that I moderated on “Using Data Literacy to Drive Insight.” In a wide-ranging conversation just over 45 minutes, we had a great discussion on a variety of topics related to ensuring the accuracy of data in order to draw the right conclusions using current examples of data from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as law enforcement. In the process of the dialog, some questions and comments arose, and we’re collecting them in this blog.
Q. So who really needs Data Literacy skills?
A: Really, everyone does. We all make decisions in our daily life, and it helps to understand the provenance of the information being presented. It’s also important to find ways to the source material for the data when necessary in order to make the best decisions. Everyone can benefit from knowing more about data. We all need to interpret the information offered to us by people, press, journals, educators, colleagues, friends.
Q. What’s an example of “everyone” who needs data literacy?Read More