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Best books of 2014 for children and young adults

From tickling the funny bone to portraying sympathetically the raw realities of life, there’s plenty of enjoyable reading for Christmas<p>Most Read

Books of the Year 2014

From Marian Keyes and Tana French to Colm Tóibín and eavan Boland, Anna Carey asks writers and critics about their favourite books of 2014

Donal Dineen’s best music of 2014

Our Sunken Treasure columnist picks his favourite cuts and acts from the year in music<p>Thu, Dec 11, 2014, 15:00 Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014, …

The water charges fiasco: a lesson in how not to do things

Social enterprise, civil disobedience and a more accountable political system could help Ireland work better. But for starters, let’s learn some …

Pictures, Big Data Getting Closer

Most people have an easier time understanding data when it’s presented as pictures rather than as columns and rows of numbers–and as the amount of data grows, the need to understand it becomes more important.<p>Several companies have been working on making it easier for people to digest data by …

The Future Technology Set to Disrupt the Workplace

While information is at the heart of the CIO’s role (and title), the technology that facilitates the delivery of information is just as important. …

Big Data Visualization: 3 Errors To Avoid

Avoid common visualization mistakes. Here's advice on how to clarify goals and get better results.<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. Please or …

What Makes Big Data Projects Succeed

In conversations with executives, many of the same misconceptions about big data projects — and what makes them successful — keep coming up. To help clear the air and foster a better understanding of what makes big data initiatives succeed, here are some of the key things I’ve learned from …

Going Beyond Big Data To Knowledge

“Ipsa scientia potestas est” (“knowledge itself is power”), Sir Francis Bacon<p><b>Don’t believe the big data hype</b><br>Over the last month, I have written about all the hype surrounding big data including how it equals a big headache for executives and how the promise of big data bypasses the C-Suite. This …

Stunning animation shows packed airspace above Ireland

International air traffic control operator NATS uses data taken from over 30,000 flights to create a spectacular animation of Europe illuminated by …

What to Ask Your “Numbers People”

If you’re a manager working with the analysts in your organization to make more data-driven business decisions, asking good questions should be one of your top priorities. Many managers fear that asking questions will make them appear unintelligent about quantitative matters. However, if you ask …

Enterprise BI, Business Intelligence Software

Have a complex mix<br>of enterprise and local data?<p>Legacy<p>No ETL capabilities. Need to go through complex manual process; or via separate tools in the …

Perfect Your QlikView Data Model

Recently I blogged on the pitfalls of not investing sufficient effort at the start of a QlikView project to avoid problems later on (see the post …

Databases

Extend Excel Data Visualizations with Office Apps - Analytics Industry Highlights

I am truly excited about the ability to easily extend Excel with “Office Apps”. I couldn’t resist checking out this new feature to create an …

The CDO In Detail

Now that you’ve decided that you need a Chief Data Officer to remain competitive in the Age of the Cloud, where will you find this person and what tasks will you give him or her to have the greatest impact on your organization? Most of all, how will you protect your new CDO from the many entrenched …

Meet The CDO

Meet the Chief Data Officer, the modern corporation’s most important new executive in the age of the cloud.<p>If you are lucky, your company already has a CDO – even if that person doesn’t wear that job title. And if you don’t have someone performing this role, you’d better start thinking of hiring …

Big Data's Fading Bloom

Nobody would deny that Big Data was one of the most talked about areas in tech last year. And while Big Data was once viewed as the golden child of tech, its bloom is fading in terms of the value that it is able to deliver all on its own. There was a time not that long ago when the focus was on …

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