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Optimized for agility: How Mutual of Omaha builds quick-response teams

Mutual of Omaha’s SVP of finance operations, James Davenport, explains how using a data-driven approach to building teams makes it possible to move faster and meet growing customer needs.

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R tip: Drag-and-drop ggplot

See how the new graphical user interface for ggplot2 works, thanks to the esquisse R package

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Overcoming the hype around predictive analytics for better business outcomes

As data-driven solutions become the norm, enterprises need to know exactly what’s going on behind all those buzzwords.

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Securing competitive advantage through data exploitation

How companies are using data to beat the competition and secure their market position.

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R tip: Reshape data with tidyr

See how the tidyr R package’s gather and spread functions work. Plus a bonus look at labeling in ggplot2

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Developing data science skills in-house: Real-world lessons

Organizations are looking inward to fill data science needs, developing the culture, courses and programs necessary to deepen data analytics expertise.

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5 ways industrial AI is revolutionizing manufacturing

In no other sector is artificial intelligence having more of an impact than on manufacturing, and the revolution is just beginning.

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26 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists, data analysts and data engineers are in high demand. Here are the big data and data analytics certifications that will give your career an edge.

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R tip: Schedule R scripts on a Mac

Learn how to run R scripts from the Mac command line. Then, see how to schedule R scripts with cron jobs and the cronR package.

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What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

Data artists bridge the gap between business and IT by creating data visualizations that can be quickly understood by business leaders to help accelerate decision-making.

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Figures lie. Liars figure

Presenting your IT results in ways which lead to the conclusion you desire.

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Indiana University modernizes BI strategy to drive better decisions

The university’s Decision Support Initiative (DSI) has helped the administration and academic units improve decision-making through enhanced data, models, and processes.

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SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.

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These 3 types of customer data platforms are not one and the same

A true customer data platform must integrate data from across functional and channel-specific silos into a single customer view that is accessible in real-time.

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7 secrets to predictive analytics success

Forecast the future with accuracy and confidence. Here are the tools and tactics you need to know to translate data into foresight.

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Driving digital strategy at Agero

Bernie Gracy, chief digital officer at Agero, reveals his team’s journey from digitization to digital transformation.

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R tip: R Markdown tutorial

In this 10th episode of Do More with R, learn how to create HTML, Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and more that combine text, graphics, and R code

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The biggest AI startup deals of 2018

Total investments in U.S. venture-backed artificial intelligence companies topped $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the highest ever. Here's where the money went.

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