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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

What Do Modern Analytics Look Like With Agile Deployment?

When deploying an analytics initiative throughout an organization it's time to utilize agile concepts.

With support for Kubernetes now baked in, Docker makes its case as the most flexible container management platform

Docker lost the Container Orchestration War of 2017, as brief and relatively amicable as it was. Now the company is focusing all of its attention on …

What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained

Every software development organization today seems to practice the agile software development methodology, or a version of it. Or at least they …

12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

The 27 Worst Ways to Describe Yourself

Because of overuse...or, more likely, because they make you sound too cool for the room.<p>When people describe you in certain ways, that's great.<p>When you describe yourself in those ways...um, no.<p>The following words and terms are--for the most part--great when people use them to describe you. Resist …

Charisma

It Only Takes 7 Words to Create the Last Work-From-Home Policy You'll Ever Need

There are great reasons for companies to embrace remote workers--but not to have multiple-page work-from-home policies.<p>A friend of mine runs a company with approximately 300 employees. Eighty percent are totally remote workers, and many of the remaining 20 percent work from home at least some …

Work from Home

The Most Practical Big Data Use Cases Of 2016

Big data is sexy. Data scientists are the unicorns of the job market right now. Some days, it feels as though we are living right on the edge of some science fiction utopian future.<p>But unicorns and sci-fi aside, for businesses, implementing something like a big data strategy has to be more than …

Big Data

Identity crisis threatens to sideline Hadoop as the leader of Big Data

<b>Hadoop is adrift.</b>Last year we all knew what Big Data in the enterprise meant. It meant Hadoop and it was riding the crest of a huge adoption wave. …

The evolution of advanced analytics in Spark

Over the past few years, Spark has quickly grown from a research project to probably the most active open source project in parallel computing today. …

The retail industry is panicking over Sports Authority's bankruptcy

The collapse could spell trouble for retailers.<p>Bloomberg reports that Sports Authority's collapse has made retailers concerned about the way they have been operating.<p>"You could make the argument that given the state of retail, everyone's going to be analyzing — whether or not it's retailers or …

How-tos, news, and announcements for IBM Cloud

New in this release we have enhanced the create command to allow creating an application from an Open API 2.0 Specification. Simply proceed through …

IBM Completes Blockchain Identity Trial With Crédit Mutuel

IBM has completed its latest blockchain project with French bank Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, an effort that found the two firms using the technology to …

Agile vs. Waterfall: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Agile vs. Waterfall—if you’re at least a little familiar with the world of software development, then you’re probably already well acquainted with …

Project Management

Why Amazon Is Dead Wrong About Your Data Centers

For years now, we’ve heard Amazon Web Services partisans saying that most, if not all, corporate software will eventually run in a public cloud</i> …

Feather: fast, interoperable data import/export for R

Unlike most other statistical software packages, R doesn't have a native data file format. You can certainly import and export data in any number of …

Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup

Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Five Signs You're Working For A Truly Great Manager

The role of management has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Few people realize it, but the role of management was originally created to maintain the status quo and enforce rules and protocols. Managers were supposed to push employees and extract everything they could from them. …

IBM makes a big shift into cognitive computing

IBM's California research lab sits atop a green hill in Almaden, 15 miles south of downtown San Jose.<p>There aren't any signs that suggest if you drive up the narrow road that wraps around the hill you'll find a research facility at the top. No signs that the research center is home to a Fortune 500 …

Artificial Intelligence

How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a field where Big Data and analytics have obvious applications. Until recently, however, businesses have been less quick to implement big data analytics in supply chain management than in other areas of operation such as marketing or manufacturing.<p>Of course supply chains …

Big Data

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

9 Vital Customer Analytics Every Manager Should Know

To succeed and grow, a business needs to be able to acquire, retain, satisfy and engage their customers effectively. Customer analytics are vital for assessing how well your business does this. Let’s look at some of the key customer analytics in use today.<p><b>Customer satisfaction analysis</b><p>Customers who …

Analytics

Schedule Your Work in Five Stages to Get Through Crazy Long Work Weeks

Some days (or weeks or months), you just have to push through a ton of work. Here’s a strategy that could help you keep your sanity during those …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness

Stop making excuses for why you cannot get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen, here are 12 easy ways to overcome your laziness so you can reach your goals.<p>Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work …

Procrastination

The big data market

Hadoop is the flagship of the much-hyped “big data” revolution, comprising of a host of different technologies. While there are many alternatives and …

6 Ways Companies Can Leverage Machine Learning Algorithms

No longer the exclusive domain of data-reliant businesses like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, Machine learning has been making its way to the masses …

The role of machine learning in data science and analytics

Machine learning has crossed from the lab to the business world. Machine learning provides insights that help to create more intelligent data-driven …

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender Are 'Garbage' for Predicting Taste

Netflix (nflx) rolled out to 130 new countries earlier this year, and you might expect that it began carefully tailoring its offerings for each of …