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Data science is a contact sport

Data science is a contact sport because data scientists have to interact with various other teams in the organization at different points in the data science life cycle.

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Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems such as computer infrastructure capacity planning.

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How Domo is humanizing business data and making an impact

The Utah-based startup is breaking the tyranny of the spreadsheet.

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Big data and the risks of using NoSQL databases

Using big data to extract value from your data is one thing. However, using NoSQL can increase your technical debt and put your enterprise at risk of data integrity and the lack of resilience.

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Data visualization tools: The features users love and hate

It seems like making sense of data is everyone’s job now. Here are the pros and cons of five leading data visualization tools, as reported by enterprise users of the products.

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Building the predictive enterprise: What CIOs should tell CEOs about A.I.

Artificial intelligence is a powerful, strategically important technology that can turn your organization into a predictive enterprise. But CIOs need to work with their CEOs to clarify the business case for A.I. Get ready for the A.I....

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Preparing your enterprise for IoT and automation in the workplace: Part 2

Part 2 in a two-part series on preparing your business or organization for automating and leveraging IoT to connect operations and your workplace.

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Analytics 50 proves the power of a good partnership

CIO.com and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business worked together to make the inaugural year of the Analytics 50 awards program a success.

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Analytics 50: How big data innovators reap results

Five winners of the 2016 CIO.com and Drexel University Analytics 50 awards share details of their projects, lessons learned and advice.

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Top 4 big data and analytics trends of 2016

Big data and advanced analytics continued to make inroads in the enterprise in 2016 as organizations learned how to interrogate data to better understand their customers and drive efficiencies.

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Businesses eye cloud for big data deployments

Big data cloud deployments have surged over the past year and business intelligence is now the number 1 big data workload, according to a new survey of big data professionals.

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Leveraging the value of data-centric processes

In the fourth installment of our Turning Data Into Insights series, we cover organizational data processes and how to make them more data-centric. We also break down the ways these processes can have the most impact on the areas of...

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How to use data to design the best market for your company

Can you use technology to create the market your business wants? Behavioral economics say, ‘yes’ — and thanks to big data it’s about to become a service any business can access.

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ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

Location, location, location: As the old joke goes, those are the three keys to business success. Now, with big data analysis, corporations can be smarter than ever before about where to open up new offices or businesses.

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Sisense brings its analytics platform to chat bots

Analytics firm Sisense has brought its BI platform to chat bots, allowing customers to ask natural-language questions about their data while in Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger or Telegram.

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Beware dodgy data analysis

Applying data analysis in absence of deep understanding of your business can have disastrous results.

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IBM engineer says AR will trump VR for data visualization

When it comes to enterprise data visualization, IBM Software Engineer Rosstin Murphy thinks augmented reality trumps virtual reality. Here's why.

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Executives still mistrust insights from data and analytics

Organizations say they are increasingly focusing on data-driven decision-making to guide their businesses, but a majority of business leaders lack confidence in the insights generated from data and analytics. Professional services...

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