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4 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018

As businesses transform into data-driven enterprises, data technologies and strategies need to start delivering value. Here are four data analytics trends to watch in the months ahead.

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The unexpected benefits of data analytics

Data analytics can uncover surprising insights that lead to unexpected new program or product ideas, as these six real-world examples show.

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12 myths of data analytics debunked

From data concerns to staffing needs to technology combinations, data analytics misconceptions abound. Here’s a no-bull look at how to leverage data science to deliver bona fide business results.

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What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise.

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Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

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7 sure-fire ways to fail at data analytics

Data analytics is fast becoming the key to a winning business strategy. But without the right approach, skills, and tactics, your data initiatives may never add up.

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How to select the best self-service BI tool for your business

Domo vs. Power BI vs. Qlik Sense vs. QuickSight vs. Tableau: Self-service BI has become the go-to tool for agile, fluid business decisions. Here’s how to select the right platform for your business.

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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 big data and data analytics to drive decision-making....

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19 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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7 data science certifications that will pay off

Looking to get ahead as a data scientist? Earning one of these seven data science certs will help you stand out in one of the hottest careers in IT.

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Acquiring new technology: The data intelligence dance

You need to bring together teams from different departments and business lines to develop a more cohesive implementation approach and achieve group consensus. This process is what I refer to as “Data Intelligence” in my book, The Four...

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6 data analytics success stories: An inside look

CIOs are embracing data analytics to fuel efficiency and growth, but not every analytics effort produces meaningful results. Here’s how leading CIOs are successfully tapping data analytics and machine learning to boost revenues or cut...

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Three lines of defense for data management

Firms are considering data risk in their group risk appetite statements. Here's how to build three lines of defense for data management and data risk.

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10 hot data analytics trends — and 5 going cold

Big data, machine learning, data science — the data analytics revolution is evolving rapidly. Keep your BA/BI pros and data scientists ahead of the curve with the latest technologies and strategies for data analysis.

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Three ways to make sense out of dark data

To address the challenge of dark data, use artificial intelligence to unlock unstructured data, deploy modular and interoperable digital technologies, and build traceability into core design principles.

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14 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

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Data scientists compete to create cancer-detection algorithms

Nearly 10,000 data scientists recently competed in the Data Science Bowl to develop machine learning algorithms that can more accurately detect cancerous lesions in CT scans.

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Maplight data analytics helps 'follow the money' in politics.

'Follow the money' was the advice for reporters investigating Watergate. Researchers now use technology to analyze the influence of money in government.

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