Torbjorn Zetterlund: a blog about data and technology.

  • How Does Video Content Help You Improve the Conversion Rates of Your Brand?

    How Does Video Content Help You Improve the Conversion Rates of Your Brand?

    Video is a great way to engage customers and website visitors. Videos help people understand a product or service better, hear real customer feedback, or see a specialist in their field break down a particularly difficult topic. Video attracts more visitors to your website, keeps them there for a longer time and increases the likelihood […]

  • The Human Cost of the Digital Revolution

    The Human Cost of the Digital Revolution

    The digital revolution has brought about countless benefits to society, from increased access to information and communication to the development of new technologies that make our lives easier and more efficient. However, as with any revolution, there are also costs to be paid. One of the most significant costs of the digital revolution is the […]

  • 5 Ways Your Company Can Better Retain Its Employees

    5 Ways Your Company Can Better Retain Its Employees

    High turnover of employees can be costly to businesses, so as a company owner, it’s crucial to maintain the workers you have. Recruiting and training new employees is time-consuming and expensive, and when employees leave, it can also disrupt workflow and productivity.

  • Maximizing Your Business Strengths By Identifying Your Weaknesses

    Maximizing Your Business Strengths By Identifying Your Weaknesses

    Business ownership and leadership are complicated. Not only are so many other enterprises more than happy to take your market share from you, but adapting as time moves means you can never rest on your laurels for long. 

  • 5 Critical steps in the software implementation plan

    5 Critical steps in the software implementation plan

    Small businesses and startups have to compete against massive enterprises in this quickly evolving technology sector and growing market. As we all know, nowadays, the business landscape is ultra-competitive, and it becomes challenging to survive and flourish. They need the right software implementation plan to optimize business processes, enhance team productivity, and increase revenue. An […]

  • What you will find out about open-sourcing your code

    What you will find out about open-sourcing your code

    The global community of open-source developers is the backbone of innovations in a number of different fields, including automotive, healthcare, and climate tech.

  • Build Intel64-compatible Docker images from Mac M1

    Build Intel64-compatible Docker images from Mac M1

    I was building a tracking pixel API app for internal websites. A tracking pixel is an HTML code snippet loaded when a user visits a website. I built this app on my laptop, MAC M1, and I run my Docker container locally within Docker Dekstop.

  • #simpledata: A flourish data visualization of major Swedish Political parties

    #simpledata: A flourish data visualization of major Swedish Political parties

    I really like good meaningful visualizations of data that I am interested in, I am also very interested in visualization tools or SaaS solutions that are easy to use.

  • List of Low-Code/No-Code Framework

    List of Low-Code/No-Code Framework

    No-code and Low-code development platforms allow individuals worldwide to build their businesses and applications to serve them without writing code. The platforms sit at the intersection of the IT Department and pretty much every other department in a company.

  • #simpleit: How to build a data platform without a budget

    #simpleit: How to build a data platform without a budget

    This article is for small companies that may not have a dedicated data team or just a single resource to operate a data platform. The focus of this article is on a small business data platform setup. This article aims to show how to create the best data platform for your organization without a data […]

  • #dataset: Creating a dataset using an API with Python

    #dataset: Creating a dataset using an API with Python

    For any data analytics project I do, the first thing that I need is a dataset. I have put together a list of online datasets that you can use for your various analytics, there are sometimes you wish to extract data on your own and begin your own investigation.

  • #datapipeline: YouTube Analytics to BigQuery with Airbyte

    #datapipeline: YouTube Analytics to BigQuery with Airbyte

    You cannot simply rely on YouTube to derive maximum value for your business. You need a combination of YouTube and Google’s BigQuery to make more robust analytical insights and, in turn, drive increased revenue and growth to your YouTube channel. This data pipeline will demonstrate how you can easily leverage Airbyte to do the job.

  • Endangered Languages Around the World

    Endangered Languages Around the World

    Recently in my newsfeed, I came to see a note that 21st February was the International Mother Language celebration day, this “piqued my interest” further, so I started to read up on what the celebration was all about and it lead me into the area of Endangered Languages.

  • How To Increase Your Business Sales By Merging Both Physical And Digital Marketing

    How To Increase Your Business Sales By Merging Both Physical And Digital Marketing

    There’s no doubt that most businesses are turning to online marketing strategies to increase their sales, and for good reasons. About 4.95 billion people use the online world. But while you cannot dispute the effectiveness of online marketing, you’ll be mistaken to think that physical marketing is no longer necessary. It remains an integral part […]

  • How to build a centralized and secured Data Catalog on Google Cloud Platform

    How to build a centralized and secured Data Catalog on Google Cloud Platform

    Time is money, to organize your data in a Data Catalog is one of the first steps to give visibility to organizations’ data and to save time by employees to find data in the organization.

  • #Datapipeline: The T in ETL with SQL

    #Datapipeline: The T in ETL with SQL

    If you read this I assume you are familiar with Extract Transform and Load (ETL), this is just a short article to show how you can do ETL and especially T, the transform using a SQL statement.

  • List of datasets for all your data science work

    List of datasets for all your data science work

    Data science is a hot topic just now, more and more people are talking about it and planning to include data science in their organizations. The data science practice is to extract knowledge and insights from data and information generated through various tools and applications.

  • How to Prevent Your Tech from Turning Against You

    How to Prevent Your Tech from Turning Against You

    Soaring through the 21st century, we are swamped with technology. From your personal computer, your eBook reader and your smartphone, you are subjected to an always-online system 24/7. In addition, the advent of the smart home means devices like hubs communicate with your temperature controls, light bulbs and refrigerator. But appliances break down, yet there […]

  • How To Prevent Common Problems When Trading in a Global Market

    How To Prevent Common Problems When Trading in a Global Market

    It’s essential to have a firm grasp of international trade when operating in the global market. It can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be if you take precautionary measures, such as working with a trade broker. If you’re looking for more information on how to get started, here are some helpful tips for […]

  • Breaking Boundaries a movie to watch

    Breaking Boundaries a movie to watch

    If there is one documentary you should watch about what happening to our planet, you should watch Breaking Boundaries.

  • 4 Ways To Take Your Business Into The Future

    4 Ways To Take Your Business Into The Future

    Are you thinking about ways that you can improve your business? There are lots of possibilities worth exploring here. However, we recommend that you put a strong focus on trying to guarantee that your company is ready for the future and that your brand looks forward-thinking. Here are some of the ways that you can […]

  • Data project: I became an environmental data collector

    Data project: I became an environmental data collector

    At the beginning of the Corona epidemic, I wrote an article about a personal data project I had worked on: The air I breathe how polluted is it?. After that project, I became an environmental data collector by purchasing a wearable, portable indoor-outdoor air quality monitor. My interest in air quality is about the fact that […]

  • Does alcohol consumption have an impact on climate change?

    Does alcohol consumption have an impact on climate change?

    It is a great question, does alcohol consumption impact climate change? I would argue that what you drink has an impact on climate change. That does not mean you have to stop drinking, you can drink more or less climate-smart.

  • Cycletrippin – The Lonely Cyclists Tour Scandinavia – Stage 1

    Cycletrippin – The Lonely Cyclists Tour Scandinavia – Stage 1

    This journey that I call going on a cycletrippin, started at my home in Amsterdam the Netherlands, the route took me all the way to Nordkap and back to Amsterdam. During the trip, I cycled through the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. For the most part of the trip I cycled, I also […]

  • Breaking Barriers: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in the Corporate World

    Breaking Barriers: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in the Corporate World

    In today’s fast-paced and constantly changing business landscape, innovation is a key driver of success. However, for many organizations, the corporate culture and processes can act as barriers to innovation. This can result in a lack of new ideas, missed opportunities, and slow progress. To unleash the power of innovation, companies must break down these […]

  • Mastering the Art of Adaptation: Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Tech Landscape

    Mastering the Art of Adaptation: Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Tech Landscape

    The world of technology is constantly evolving and the rate of change is only getting faster. Keeping up with the latest developments in software development is essential for staying ahead of the curve. The key to thriving in this rapidly changing landscape is mastering the art of adaptation.

  • Why processes and policies kill innovation

    Why processes and policies kill innovation

    Innovation is a vital component of any successful organization. It enables companies to stay ahead of the competition, create new products and services, and improve upon existing ones. However, many organizations struggle with fostering a culture of innovation and often find themselves stifled by processes and procedures.

  • Why Bringing in a Consultant can be Bad for a Company’s Staff and Innovation

    Why Bringing in a Consultant can be Bad for a Company’s Staff and Innovation

    When a company is facing a problem or looking to improve its operations, it may be tempted to bring in a consultant to provide expert advice and guidance. However, bringing in a consultant can sometimes do more harm than good for a company’s staff and innovation.

  • How to Avoid Manufacturing Downtime

    How to Avoid Manufacturing Downtime

    Hearing your machinery come to a grinding halt or your computer screen suddenly turn black is the stuff of nightmares for every business owner. Business downtime can be expensive, but unplanned downtime is often even more costly and stressful to deal with.

  • How to – Deploy a flask app with Firestore to Cloud Run

    How to – Deploy a flask app with Firestore to Cloud Run

    Flask is a popular microweb framework for Python and Cloud Run is a fully managed platform for deploying containerized applications. By combining these two technologies, developers can easily create and deploy web applications that can scale to handle a large number of users. In this article, we will explain how to deploy a Flask app […]

  • Why not use Python for web application

    Why not use Python for web application

    First I have to say that I do use Python for my web application – my site socialclimate.tech is built on the Python Flask Framework and it works great for me, my use case was just a basic website and I had to overcome many hurdles, like what DB to use, how to deploy etc.