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How to Launch a Tech Business With Zero Coding Experience | Inc.com

From Snapchat to Kissmetrics, the tech world is not lacking innovative, successful ideas that sprung from the minds of non-technical people. A great idea that solves a real-world problem is worth its weight in gold, but time and time again innovators fall victim to two common scenarios: not …

Computer Science

MapR invites Docker and Mesos to its big data party

The latest version of MapR's Converged Data Platform (CDP) has Docker -- and Apache Mesos -- on its mind.The update adds the MapR Posix Client, which …

Big Data

Graph analysis: Not the dots, but the connections

Graph analysis is not a new technology, but many analytics professionals remain unfamiliar with it.<p>One reason for this is that most people learn to …

Want to learn a programming language? Code School is dropping its paywall this weekend

Learning to code can be a daunting task when you’re starting out — and a bit pricey. To help out, Code School — who have classes on all the major languages and disciplines — is free this weekend.<p>From March 4 through March 6, Code School is dropping its paywall. For a full 48 hours, you’ll be able …

Programming Languages

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

Small Business

Big Data, Little Data. What Do You Really Need?

I hear the question every day, “Do I need Big Data?” On the contrary, you should use the smallest data you can reasonably manage. So, no, you probably don’t need Big Data. But in some cases, it’s useful.<p><b>How Big is it?</b><p>A seminal article written by Doug Laney in 2001 described a data problem faced by …

Big Data

Value Proposition of Big Data after a Decade

Big data is an umbrella term for many technologies: Search, NoSQL, Distributed File Systems, Batch and Realtime Processing, and Machine Learning ( …

How To Avoid Data Analytics Failure

Analytics programs often flop. And many analytics success stories hide a dirty secret – they’ve been exaggerated, claiming credit for just about anything that went right, whether or not it was really the result of a disciplined data-driven decision process.<p>Why so many failures? Is analytics a …

Data Warehousing

5 first steps to launching a career in UX

So, you want to get started in UX. Excellent. Welcome, we need all the talent we can get. But before you learn the ins and outs of the UX design process, how does a complete beginner get started? After all, UX is all things to all people and you’ll have to become an expert in human research, …

UX Design

How to Launch a Successful Minimum Viable Product

It’s time to launch the first iteration of your company’s product. Where do you start? What do you need? What is a minimum viable product?<p>The Minimum …

Product Management

The clever way Netflix’s recommendation algorithm keeps viewers addicted

While Netflix was once synonymous for shipping boatloads of DVDs by mail, Netflix today is primarily a streaming-based company with two primary …

Televisions

A Step-by-Step Plan for Getting Your Company Started with Predictive Analytics – Part 1

The What and Where of Big Data: A Data Definition Framework

I recently read a good article on the difference between structured and unstructured data. The author defines structured data as data that can be …

Big Data

Customer Experience Is the Future of Design

February 19, 2016There was a time when businesses could depend solely on the quality of their products to bring in new business. Success came from a …

Customer Experience

Humanising Data

Back in 1999 it was estimated that we produced 1.5 billion gigabytes of data through the whole year. Fast forward to 2016 and it is estimated that we …

Highly Effective Data Science Teams

For all its hype, Data Science is still a pretty young discipline with fundamental unresolved questions. What exactly do data scientists do? How are …

Data Science

Machine Learning and Cognitive Systems, Part 2: Big Data Analytics

In the first part of this series, I described a bit of what machine learning is and its potential to become a mainstream technology in the industry …

Biggest Problem With Big Data Management in 2016 | Inc.com

Last week, Experian Data Quality released The 2016 Global Data Management Benchmark Report, and I found it to be incredibly insightful. "The biggest problem organizations face around data management today actually comes from within," says Thomas Schutz, SVP, General Manager of Experian Data …

Data Warehousing

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

Learning

Telling stories with data visualisation by Matt Daniels from Polygraph

In my job I get to meet people who are not only passionate about what they do, but who also know how to reflect on that work. Matt Daniels is one of …

Data Visualization

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. Meeting those expectations is the key to getting people to return, and increasingly hotel and leisure operators are turning to advanced analytics solutions …

Hospitality

Why Management Dashboards And Analytics Will Never Be The Same Again

A picture can paint a thousand words, the saying goes. But unless we know how to decode its message, a picture can also be difficult to read.<p>Words, on the other hand, usually have a very direct meaning and are simple to understand. But critical messages can be lost if they are not used in an …

Big Data

LoFi Prototyping (A Low-Cost Prototyping Process)

We are knee deep in development of the core platform for Bound, my new company focused on reimagining the user experience for prose fiction. I …

Prototyping

How do you ensure that the dev team understands the design?

How to show your design to developers<p><i>Make sure the design works, get empathy with the developers, communicates with them using the same language and</i> …

UX Design

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

What You Never Thought They would Teach You at the Harvard Business School.

<b>Part 2: Authenticity, Teams, and Defining Success.</b><p>On a daily basis I’m fortunate, and privileged, to meet and discuss topics with a variety of …

Start A Fire

Meteor 1.2 - ES6 and React

One-On-One Questions or Comments?<p>Something not making sense, want to share your thoughts or just say hello? I check this daily!<p>Evented Mind<p>Tour the …

10 Hottest Design Tools You Must Try In 2016

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing