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Take control of data with Excel’s business analytics tools

Today, businesses are required to understand a growing amount of company, market and social data to drive effective business decisions and remain …

Analytics

Big Data: The Management Revolution

Artwork: Tamar Cohen, Happy Motoring, 2010, silk screen on vintage road map, 26″ x 18″<p><i>“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”</i><p>There’s much wisdom in that saying, which has been attributed to both W. Edwards Deming and Peter Drucker, and it explains why the recent explosion of digital data is so …

Big data explained in less than two minutes

There are some things that are so big that they have implications for everyone, whether we want them to or not. Big Data is one of those concepts, …

5 reasons to turn to Spark for big data analytics

Over the past couple of years, as Hadoop has become the dominant paradigm for big data processing, several facts have become clear. First, the Hadoop …

Big Data

3 ways that you – yes, you – can tap into big data

Big data isn’t as big as the big data hype.<p>Yes, big data is doing some pretty cool things out there. But can big data cure cancer? Will big data …

Hospital Readmissions Fall When Big Data Meets Patient Care

March 17, 2015 - When it comes to big data, it’s tempting to think that all the answers to healthcare’s most expensive and significant problems, like …

Digital Health

How to become a data scientist

When I started reading about data science all over internet, at that time I used to only use C, and Matlab. I was decently proficient in these, but …

Data Science

How to get the most from big data

Organizations need specialists, or “translators,” who can analyze, distill, and clearly communicate information of the greatest potential</b> …

Three things you should know about big data and analytics

Technology<p>The terms "big data" and "analytics" are widely used but often are not clearly defined. The explanations presented here will help managers …

Advanced Analytics At Scale And For Cheap

Advanced analytics are the secret sauce to effectively compete today. Doing advanced analytics at scale and for cheap requires a new approach along three dimensions:<p>1. Finding a better way to leverage data scientists<p>2. Approaching analytics using a fail-fast methodology<p>3. Turning analytics into …

Big Data

Why you should learn R first for data science

Over and over, when talking with people who are starting to learn data science, there’s a frustration that comes up:<p>I don’t know which programming …

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Getting big impact from big data

New technology tools are making adoption by the front line much easier, and that’s accelerating the organizational adaptation needed to produce …

Data Warehousing

Answering the challenges of maintaining data quality in the Big Data deluge

More than a decade ago, we entered an era of data deluge. Data continues to explode - it has been estimated that for each day of 2012, more than 2.5 …

Databases

A Comprehensive Guide to Data Exploration

Introduction<p>There are no shortcuts for data exploration. If you are in a state of mind, that machine learning can sail you away from every data …

Big Data or Not Big Data: What is <your> question?

Data Science

Learn to crunch big data with R

A few years ago I was the CTO and co-founder of a startup in the medical practice management software space. One of the problems we were trying to …

The problem with data analytics and what 2015 holds

The world of data analytics has experienced huge change in recent years, and 2015 is the year that may see the most revolutionary changes yet.<p>But in …

Big Data

Key Take-Aways From Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant For Business Intelligence And Analytics Platforms

Business Intelligence (BI) platforms grew 9% in 2013, and are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% through 2018.<p>These and other insights are from the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms (client access) written by Rita L. Sallam, Bill …

Big Data

Rating the Advanced Analytics Vendors

There are several ways you can go about obtaining the advanced analytic capabilities needed to extract insights from large amounts of data. You can …

Big Data

The big deal about “big data”—your guide to what the heck it actually means | Ars Technica

Wow your next dinner party with this no-BS breakdown of the annoying buzzword.<p>There are three buzzwords that, if we had our way, would be stricken …

Big Data

Big Data In Retail: How To Win With Predictive Analytics

A few years ago, Stage Stores—a $2 billion department store chain across 40 American states—decided to use analytics to drive sales. But its executive team faced a problem: not enough employees to handle the data.<p>In today’s hyper-competitive sales environment, buyers compare prices with a click and …

Big Data

Dropbox for Business gets Groups feature and Groups API to simplify team management

Dropbox today rolled out Groups functionality and a Groups API to all its Dropbox for Business customers. In short, the additions allow teams to create lists of members within Dropbox and then manage which folders and files they can access.<p>There are two main use cases for Groups: sharing work …

Information Systems