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Worried That You Hired the Wrong Person? Here's What to Do (Without Firing Them)

Think twice before you give them the boot.<p>Despite hosting multiple interviews, checking references, and testing their skills, your new hire isn't working out quite as you expected. In fact, it's a downright disaster. Staff are complaining, deadlines are being missed, and the culture you've worked …

Employment

How To Build Your Thought Leadership Presence In Six Simple Steps

Even the mention of creating a stronger thought leadership presence puts fear in the hearts and minds of many talented professionals. What will I say? Who will care? And, more importantly, how will I find the time to write thought-provoking articles or respond to every comment?<p>Establishing and …

Thought Leadership

Where Should You Invest Money You'll Need in 5 Years or Less?

When you invest your money, you want to earn the highest return possible. But, investing is an inherently risky activity.<p>If you absolutely need money …

Personal Finance

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls …

Swimming

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful and important tool for getting the most out the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the most difficult challenge for business leaders is to get the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your …

Walt Disney Company

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Investing

Agile projects need agile leadership

Humans feel less threatened when they have more autonomy, think more constructively and are more creative when they can operate in more agile management cultures<p>The Agile Business Consortium has been working alongside a wide range of researchers and experts to explore the cultural and leadership …

Project Management

Data Lakes: Insights From The Deep

The next generation of big data technology will lead to insights and correlations that reveal new strategies and even new business models.<p>The next …

Data Analytics Is No Longer A Nice Option -- It's The Core Of The Enterprise

Global businesses are facing increasing complexity and market volatility. In response, all business functions are turning to data-driven analytics and insights as a means to manage this increasing uncertainty, while better understanding their organizations’ customer bases and growing their …

Big Data

Are Companies Using Their External Data? | Articles | Big Data

When people think of big data and analytics, it tends to be exclusively in terms of utilizing data they have collected themselves, such as customer …

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast …

Empower Your Customers with Interactive, Visual Data

Often, when we read about mobile engagement and analytics, the conversation focuses on collecting and analyzing customer data to better understand …

Introducing New RStudio Connect

RStudio officially introduced the newest product in RStudio’s product lineup: RStudio Connect. RStudio Connect is a new publishing platform for R …

Analytics

Decoding Salesforce's Strategy For Productized Analytics

As part of my continuing series on productized analytics and the potential benefits they can bring to companies, I recently spoke with Ketan Karkhanis, SVP & GM of Analytics Cloud at Salesforce. I wanted to understand what Salesforce offers in the productized analytics, or apps, space and the …

Data Warehousing

Case Study in Productized Analytics: ClickFox and Journey Analytics

As I have been arguing in a variety of ways, my view is that most companies will be better off buying proven implementations of analytics rather than building them from scratch, usually in a project led by a heroic data scientist.<p>But what does it mean to “buy” an analytic? And how can such …

Data Warehousing

Why Snapchat Is Harder To Exploit Than Other Social Media | Articles | Analytics

Things used to be far simpler for brands attempting to gauge the effectiveness of their social media. With Facebook and Twitter dominant, brands …

Learning Data Science: Day 23 - Unsupervised Learning, Clustering, and k-Means Algorithm

In most of our previous stories, we have talked about Supervised Learning. Today, we are going to talk about the opposite of that which is …

How to root out bias in your data

Human beings are inherently biased. So when companies began using computer algorithms to guide their critical business processes, many people …

Mix and match analytics: data, metadata, and machine learning for the win

Creating winning analytics solutions means combining and making the most of different approaches and techniques. Taking a look at how Google does …

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers

Publication Date: <b>November 15, 2016</b><p>Today's business environment brings with it an onslaught of data, but leaving the analysis to others in your company just won't cut it. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data--to understand where it comes from, make sense of the …

How to win in the age of analytics

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?<p>Since the concept took hold, big data has made big waves. The field of …

Good Data: The Key To Good Data Analytics | Presentations | Big Data

Stephen Chesley is a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Agency-wide Workforce Planning and Analytics Team and is based at …

Predictions for data analytics 2017

Vice-president for the EMEA region at Logi Analytics, Tom Cahill, gives his predictions for data analytics in the upcoming year.<p>1. Decline in …

Error - data not found: Precarious data and architectures of the future

Can data from organizations as prominent as NASA vanish into thin air? A grass-roots initiative lead by scientists and researchers believes it just …

Big Data Summit: Metrics, Analytics, ‘Wild West’ Opportunities Parsed by Industry Leaders

<i>Variety</i>‘s second annual Big Data Summit brought together leaders from the world of cutting-edge analytics and research to examine the challenges and …

The cure for cancer is data— mountains of data

A few years ago Eric Schadt met a woman who had cancer. It was an aggressive form of colon cancer that had come on quickly and metastasized to her liver. She was a young war widow from Mississippi, the mother of two girls she was raising alone, and she had only the health care that her husband’s …

Rexer Analytics Data Science Survey - Highlights (New) - Predictive Analytics Times - machine learning & data science news

Power Map for Excel Now Generally Available, Automatically Updated for Office 365

Today, with Office Service Pack 1, we’re announcing that moving forward Power Map will now be native to Excel. No longer a preview add-in, Power Map …

Why and How Real Estate Agents Should Use Predictive Analytics

In this digital age, there is a question of necessity for real estate agents. People are confused as to why they should pay money for a person to …

10 Tools for Data Visualizing and Analysis for Business

<i>Guest blog post by Dante Munnis</i><p>Digging through messy data and doing numerous calculations just so you can submit a report or arrive at the result of …