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5 Ways data is like a vaccine

According to the World Health Organisation, Vaccines prevents at least 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015, and many millions more lives were protected from various diseases all over the planet.  


Right now the whole world is waiting for a vaccine for covid-19. If a vaccine will actually solve all corona-related problems and how our lives will look like once a vaccine is ready is still a topic of discussion. The same goes for data; it’s there, it’s valuable, but how we can actually use it in the best way possible and how it impacts our business is often still a question to be answered. Here are 5 more ways data is a vaccine.

1. It increases physical safety

Physical assets are rich with contextual data, an overwhelming amount of data that cannot be processed at the human level. 
If this data isn’t taken care of, It could lead to dangerous consequences such as the leak of more than 20,000 tons of diesel in Siberia. Russia declared a state of emergency after this Arctic oil spill. This spill was said to be one of the country’s worst accidents.
Petroleum and Chemical storage tanks serve as large containers for powerful and volatile fluids, which, if not monitored safely, have the potential to cause immense environmental damage.

Therefore, as the best preventive solution, we suggest using intelligent systems such as our software solution Plant4D to prevent hazardous overflow of chemical liquids and petroleum.

2. It is effective

Organizations often struggle when coming up with effective data strategy. In the end, we need to be practical about what we can actually do and any effective data strategy has to be prioritized to maximize the return on investment. You must also consider your budget, capacity, and data sophistication when working with such technologies.

Just like a vaccine, data provides a solution that targets the heart of a disease. A data centered solution provides meaningful knowledge that effectively solves a problem.

3. It supports innovation

Vaccinology 1.0 began with the smallpox injection moving forward to the second generation for influenza. Now we are embarking on Vaccinology 3.0, which will be achieved with the help of big data as more health systems and physicians transition to online medical records where access to a wealth of data is possible.

The same evolution applies to data. Data analytics technology can accelerate the innovation process by enabling existing knowledge to be identified, accessed, combined and deployed to address new problem domains. However, like prior advances in information technology, the rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, the ability of firms to exploit these opportunities depends on a variety of complementary human capital and organizational capabilities.

4. It saves on costs

Your data might not be as safe as you think it is, and it could cost you. Although there is no universal answer on how to manage the exponential growth of data, laying the right foundations and tackling current barriers will pay off as people are able to access high-quality services that reduce costs and save lives.

The cost savings are driven by moving the growth of data into a virtual environment. This can reduce hardware costs as well as maintenance costs for operating systems and databases.

5. It strengthens the immune system

There is a collective social benefit when it comes to high vaccination coverage. For most diseases, the more people are immunized, the better protected everyone will be. The spread of the disease can also be stabilized, reduced or even stopped.

The same principal applies to data. To avoid data madness, or any immense financial and irreparable damage, businesses require a concrete plan for immunity. This is important for when a data breach does occur, these businesses can respond swiftly and efficiently to contain the attack. 


Data and vaccines are after all, tools  that can provide answers to a lot f our questions.
Therefore, we as individuals, companies and society need to assess how we apply these tools for the greater good and eventually  learn how make an impact using them..

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