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Ensuring the quality of 'fit for purpose' data

John Ladley, President of First San Francisco Partners, shares his thoughts on data quality. He says quality is more than just accuracy -- quality must also be focused on data's usage and its timeliness, relevance and accuracy....

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SkyGiraffe's Tableau connector aims to ease business data visualization

SkyGiraffe is launching a new connector Tuesday that lets companies take live data from a diverse set of systems of record and visualize it in Tableau.

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The older I get the more agile I am

Agility is in the eye of the beholder. Do you know what it looks like?

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The state of artificial intelligence for the enterprise

The rise of cloud computing has opened the door for artificial intelligence in the marketplace. Learn how three of the largest technology companies are delivering A.I.-based features to engage customers in entirely new ways.

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How UPS delivers predictive analytics

The global shipping company’s BI and big data analytics platform offers increased visibility and control and the capability to identify patterns and movement across its transportation network. For customers this means foul weather...

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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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Power BI gets robust mapping with ArcGIS

Microsoft free Power BI is slated to get some serious mapping capabilities, as Microsoft yesterday announced ArcGIS for Power BI by Esri is on the way sometime this year.

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SAP makes HANA available on the PC and offline

Seeking to make it simpler for developers to experiment with SAP HANA and prototype and build applications on the platform, SAP announced an express edition that you can use for free on a desktop or laptop as well as a new personal...

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What is a sales engagement platform anyway?

Much of the front office has been automated, including customer relationship management and marketing. But sales itself has been adrift in business process automation. Sales engagement platforms are beginning to remedy that situation...

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Functional areas where machine learning is applied first

AI solutions like machine learning transform how people interact and make every day decisions. The intent is to make people, organizations and society smarter by making global intelligence widely accessible and meaningful in our...

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High-powered analytics in the real world

The 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees, which include GE Healthcare, Pinterest, TD Bank and the state of Arkansas, are mining data to make fast business decisions, measure risk, create efficiencies and more.

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Why hasn't artificial intelligence made the Internet smarter?

With all the advancements in machine learning, you would think artificial intelligence already would have created a smarter Web experience. Sadly, this is not the case.

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Understanding data governance

This highlights the importance of data governance. Defined by The Data Governance Institute as “a system of decision rights and accountabilities for information-related processes, executed according to agreed-upon models which...

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Tableau hits Power BI as 'falling short'; Microsoft fires back

Business-analytics vendor Tableau Software moved to stake out its turf now that Microsoft has entered the BI market.


Why today’s marketers need data

Data is marketing's most precious commodity -- now marketers need to leverage it.


The bot market for startups: challenges and opportunities

Bots are one of the hottest trends in the current technology ecosystem. However, beyond the explosion of startups entering the bot space, the market has proven to be challenging for new companies. What are the challenges and...

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These R packages import sports, weather, stock data and more

Want to look at salary trends? Check a stock's price history? Look at the performance of your favorite sports team? Here's how to easily pull publicly available data into R.

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Don't do what I say, do what I mean!

The banking industry has recognized the risks to business without global information standards. In response, the banking industry has developed knowledge models to mitigate global risks.

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Salesforce snaps up analytics startup BeyondCore

Salesforce has acquired business intelligence and analytics startup BeyondCore, as part of its strategy to make its software more intelligent.

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