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The 5 best self-service BI tools compared

Domo vs. Power BI vs. Qlik Sense vs. QuickSight vs. Tableau: Self-service business intelligence has become the go-to tool for agile, fluid business decisions.

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How AI is reshaping IT operations

IT organizations are adopting AI-based tools to improve support, optimize infrastructure, and predict system breakdowns, freeing up staff for higher-value tasks.

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The pros and cons of outsourcing data analytics

Organizations are increasingly tapping service providers to glean insights from their data. Here are the benefits and risks of analytics outsourcing.

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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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The future of manufacturing is digital

Forward-thinking manufacturers are moving beyond building great products, undertaking wide-ranging digital transformations to deliver new services and enhanced customer experiences.

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AI-powered data analytics: Inside this transformative trend

Real-world AI data projects, based primarily on machine learning, are impressive and largely successful. Some CIOs see AI as the most significant trend in IT.

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What can machine learning do for your business right now?

As a few companies race to monetize the kind of machine learning that focuses on teaching robots to behave more like humans, many companies are grappling with how to leverage artificial intelligence and smart machines.

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R tip: Test your code with testthat

In this episode of Do More with R, learn how to automate testing your R functions with Hadley Wickham’s testthat package.

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What is a data scientist? A key data analytics role and a lucrative career

Data scientists uncover insights from massive amounts of data to help shape or meet business goals. The data scientist role is becoming increasingly important as businesses rely on data analytics to drive decision-making. Here are the...

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How to overcome the bottlenecks between data lakes and analytics for customer engagement

Create the complete view of the customer, and engage in real time through the best channels.

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R tip: Learn dplyr’s case_when() function

In this second episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how dplyr's case_when() function helps avoid a lot of nested ifelse statements

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What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

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What is predictive analytics? Transforming data into future insights

Predictive analytics can help your organization forecast future outcomes based on historical data and analytics techniques such as machine learning.

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Golden State Warriors shoot to augment fan experience with digital tech

The NBA's defending champions are using chatbots, augmented and virtual reality to bolster fan engagement. Now they're sifting through fan data to better target them with merchandise, tickets and other offers.

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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10 boot camps for business analysts

Business analysts are vital to organizations that want to make the most of their data. Here are 10 boot camps to help you become a business analyst or advance your career in business analytics.

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12 data science mistakes to avoid

Well-managed analytics initiatives can reap organizational gold. But succumb to one of these common mistakes, and your data science operations can quickly go wrong.

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Best free data analytics tools, 2018

Data analytics software doesn’t have to cost a lot to be effective. These free tools can help businesses uncover new insights and draw valuable predictions from various data sources.

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