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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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The AI-First Cloud: Can artificial intelligence power the next generation of cloud computing?

The next phase of cloud computing will be driven by artificial intelligence (AI).

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8 tips to get more bang for your big data convergence bucks

CIOs can achieve cost savings and productivity gains from the convergence of development, IT ops and BI strategy.

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85% off Business Intelligence & Data Science Online Course Bundle - Deal Alert

Become Your Office's Data Analytics Hero with These 4 Interactive Courses, discounted 85% for a limited time to just $39.

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Mastering and managing data understanding

Data understanding is the knowledge you have about the data, the needs the data will satisfy, its content and location. There is no tool or artifact for data understanding, as it is expressed in business glossaries, data dictionaries,...

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GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and...

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What CIOs need to know about SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.

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Deep learning is coming to a chip near you

Deep learning is one of the fastest growing software technology trends in the modern enterprise. Now deep learning is becoming relevant in hardware as well. Is a deep learning chip a good idea? The industry seems to be divided in this...

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Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

This step-by-step guide, including video, shows you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays using Microsoft's free Power BI platform.

Data files for our step-by-step guide to Microsoft Power BI

If you want to play along with our hands-on Power BI tutorial, get the files here.

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Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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A CIO's guide to understanding analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. Here's how to get the most out of your data analytics.

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The two main pitfalls of business intelligence as we know it

A look at two primary reasons why business intelligence is soon-to-be extinct in the emerging technology landscape.

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Simplify the way your business handles complex data

The focus of data science has moved beyond big data, which, in essence, refers mostly to the volume and velocity of the data that enterprises and users produce and consume. However, managing your BI efforts doesn’t have to be a...

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Hortonworks ups its security and data governance game with HDP 2.5

Hadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale.

Good Charts - The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations [book cover]

3 tips for better data visualizations

Creating charts that show what's important in your data takes skills beyond simply mastering visualization software. This book excerpt reveals how to make your charts more persuasive.

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