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How to script a security feature update with Windows 10

Learn how to create a script that will install security and other feature updates at a specific time

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How to manually delay Windows updates

Windows 10 update settings are varied and at times confusing. Here is an exact list of the settings that control when updates will automatically run.

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Linux tip: Learn to use display release commands

In this tip, we look at commands that identify the version of Linux in use on a Linux system – the lsb_release and uname commands.

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Linux tip: Learn to use the shred command

In this Linux tip, we look at the shred command, which removes a file from a disk in a manner that is far more thorough than the rm (remove) command.

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R tip: Keep passwords and tokens secure with the keyring package

Learn how to store credentials in an encrypted, secure keyring within R

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How to use PowerShell to scan for Windows 10 updates

Here’s how to tell what patches and security improvement are in Windows 10 updates before you install them.

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9 rules for working with headhunters and IT recruiters

Recruiters, executive search firms and employment agencies are all valuable tools in your job search arsenal. Here are nine tips for making the most of your relationship with them.

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R tip: Sparklines in HTML tables

Learn how to add sparklines to HTML tables in R with the DT and sparkline packages

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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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