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How (and why) to break up with your IT service provider

When plans change or performance is poor, it may be time to break off an outsourcing commitment. Here’s how to make the process as pain-free and productive as possible.

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How to craft effective data science job descriptions

Finding good data science talent starts with a killer job description. Here’s how to get it right.

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R tip: Quick Interactive Tables

See how to create an interactive HTML table with one line of code. Plus, plenty of customizations

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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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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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ITIL Foundation certification: 6 tips for acing the exam

ITIL experts offer firsthand insights into the best way to prepare for — and pass — the ITIL Foundation certification exam.

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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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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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What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOS are turning to robotic process automation to eliminate tedious tasks, freeing corporate workers to focus on higher value work. But RPA requires proper design, planning and governance if it's to bolster the business, experts...

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R tip: Access nested list items with purrr

In this ninth episode of Do More with R, learn how to easily access and modify nested list items with the purrr package’s modify_depth function

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Linux tip: How to use the lsblk command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the lsblk command, which provides useful information on block devices.

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Linux tip: How to use the apropos command

In today’s Linux tip, we look at the apropos command – a command that helps you locate and identify commands even when you can’t remember their names.

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Linux tip: How to use the dstat command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the dstat command that provides important information on system resources — notably CPU usage, disk activity, network traffic, paging and system internals (interrupts and context switches)....

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R tip: Animations in R

In this eighth episode of Do More with R, learn how to animate data over time with R and the gganimate and ggplot2 packages.

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How to pick the best project management methodology for success

Choosing the right project management methodology for the job is essential. Our guide to evaluating project management methodologies will ensure you pick the perfect fit for your next project.

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R tip: Create maps in R

In this seventh episode of Do More with R, learn how to create maps in R—it’s easier than you think, thanks to new and updated packages like sf, tmap, and ggplot2

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Linux tip: How to use pipes

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at pipes, which take the output of the command on the left side and pass it to the command on the right to use as input.

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Linux tip: How to use the od command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the od command, which allows you to look at the content of files.

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