Michael Felch

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How Business Intelligence Really Works

Business Intelligence(BI) has seen a meteoric rise over the past few years. As computing power has finally caught up with the vast amount of data we …

Big Data

Is Your Business Acting On These Five Insights From Google Analytics Yet?

Most business leaders are familiar with web analytics, and many have taken steps to acquire or monitor them on a consistent basis. Recent estimates for the number of companies using Google Analytics range from 30 to 50 million. But how many of us are regularly taking the time to truly decipher and …

Analytics

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

6 Must-Read Books for Data Pros

<i>(This article is a sponsored placement written by Capella University, and republished from the Capella blog.)</i><p>You’ll find a large selection of books …

Data Management

What story does your timeline tell? Introducing the Timeline Storyteller custom visual for Microsoft Power BI | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

<b>Use the new Timeline Storyteller custom visual in a report, and win a Power BI Super Swag Prize Pack! See …

A/B Testing: How to Get It Right

In 2012 a Microsoft employee working on Bing had an idea about changing the way the search engine displayed ad headlines. Developing it wouldn’t require much effort—just a few days of an engineer’s time—but it was one of hundreds of ideas proposed, and the program managers deemed it a low priority. …

Preparing for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI

Late last month Microsoft released the certification exam for Power BI, 70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI. The exam is …

Power BI

28 FREE Ivy League Computer Science Courses

While Ivy League schools offer some of the best technology courses, they are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. On top of that they can …

Machine Learning

Business Intelligence is Failing; Here is what is coming next

<b>According to Gartner, the chance of a BI initiative not meeting enterprise objectives is a staggering 70 percent.</b> That is because the answers to current business needs can not be answered by BI alone.<p>Even if you didn’t like calculus in High School, Maya Gal, founder of Okapi has a powerful equation …

Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

Microsoft Releases Inspector Tool to Diagnose Slow Power BI Dashboards

The company's new Performance Inspector tool helps users to get to the bottom of issues that could be contributing to sluggish Power BI dashboards.

Analytics

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 61 – Power KPI)

In this module you will learn how to use the Power KPI Custom Visual. The Power KPI displays your KPI indicator values on a helpful multi-line chart …

Analytics

Big Data Analytics

Big data analytics enables companies to increase revenues, decrease costs and become more competitive within their industries. Many firms are …

Analytics

8 Reasons Why Many Big Data Analytics Solutions Fail to Deliver Value

Why do so many BI & big data analytics solutions fail to deliver business value?<p>It’s common knowledge that in today’s digital world, every move …

Data Warehousing

Google Launches Free Course on Deep Learning: The Science of Teaching Computers How to Teach Themselves

Last Friday, we mentioned how Google's artificial intelligence software DeepMind has the ability to teach itself many things. It can teach itself how …

Data science simplified: A breakdown of its key principles and processes

In 2006, UK mathematician and Tesco Clubcard architect Clive Humbly coined the phrase “Data is the new oil.” He said the following:<p>“Data is the new …

Create a streaming dataset in Power BI using Microsoft Flow | Flow Blog

Microsoft's Guy in a Cube channel on YouTube has been providing tips and tricks for Business Intelligence since 2014. (If you haven't visited their …

Super Charge Power BI with Azure Analysis Services

In April we announced the general availability of Azure Analysis Services, which evolved from the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server …

Five mindsets HR needs to get right to deliver business impact

OrgVue BlogPredictive analytics is often seen as the Holy Grail of talent analytics. Bersin argues that a journey to a mature talent analytics …

Big Data

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

Machine learning newbs: TensorFlow too hard? Kick its ass with Keras

New version 2 integrates better with Google's tough but essential software libraryKeras, a popular deep learning library, has been updated with a new …

Machine Learning

A Crash Course For Freelancers On Using Google To Find Leads

Google is an amazing tool for a lot of reasons. It remains the gateway to the internet, with 60 trillion pages indexed and 2 trillion searches annually. There are plenty of freelance sites and job boards out there to help you find clients, but don’t forget Google as another powerful option.<p>Here’s a …

Employment

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

Analytics

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Udacity Launches Its First Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation Program

Focusing on the inception of foundation programs for students, Udacity, a pioneer in disruptive learning technologies has launched a Deep Learning …

Microsoft’s R tools bring data science to the masses

One of Microsoft’s more interesting recent acquisitions was Revolution Analytics, a company that built tools for working with big data problems using …

Data Science

Advanced Power Query and other questions from ‘M is for Data Monkey’ readers

The #1 Power Query book in sales and ratings. THANK YOU everyone A little over a year ago, Ken Puls and I published a book called ‘M is for Data …

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