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We analyzed the best VPN services and here is what we found

A VPN service (Virtual Private Network) has become an essential tool to keep your online activity and information safe and private. Be it to stay secure when using a public Wi-Fi network, to unblock social media and streaming sites, or to block online tracking, there are numerous reasons why you …

Information Systems

6 Ways to Get Users to Love Self-Service Analytics

If your enterprise wants to spread self-service analytics throughout the organization, buying the platform or tool is just the first step. It's just …

Big Data

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

A Step-by-Step Guide to learn Advanced Tableau - for Data Science and Business Intelligence Professionals

Introduction<p>See the data. Show the visual. Tell the story. Engage the audience.<p>Tableau is one of the most popular Data Visualization tools used by …

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

What is bitcoin? Here's everything you need to know

Blockchains, bubbles and the future of money.<p>You heard about this bitcoin thing?<p>We're guessing: yes, you have. The first and most famous digital cryptocurrency has been racking up headlines due to a breathtaking rise in value -- cracking the $1,000 threshold for the first time on Jan. 1, 2017, …

Bitcoin

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

The 4 Cs of successful analytics

<i>Choosing a modern data analytics platform can be a challenge. By looking out for these four key capabilities, you can narrow down your shortlist, and</i> …

Big Data

4 Simple Strategies for Creating a Better Sales Forecasting Model

Sales forecasting is a necessary -- but sometimes painful -- part of preparing for the upcoming fiscal year and managing sales goals along the way. …

Home Improvement

5 ways big data will shake up supply chain systems

Big data is the buzzword we can’t avoid, but for good reason: it’s changing the way a lot of businesses operate, and will continue to do so, …

Big Data

An Introduction to Tableau: What It is and How It Can Provide Insight for Your Business

Tableau is business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform created for the purposes of helping people see, understand, and make decisions with …

Big Data

Stop Drowning in Metrics and Optimize KPIs That Move the Needle

There are countless ways for a baseball team to win a game. Maybe it ends up being a 1-to-0 duel between two ace starting pitchers. Or maybe it's a …

What to Do in New Orleans: The Black Book

There’s way too much to eat, drink, and see in this city to waste any meal, cocktail, or those hours between lunch and dinner. Here’s the game plan.<p>It’s so easy to blow it—to never leave the French Quarter or end up in a Yelp-recommended jazz club on Bourbon Street that’s packed with tourists …

New Orleans

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Bathroom Design Ideas And Inspiration

01 of 51<p>Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas<p>Looking for some bathroom decor inspiration? Here are some beautiful bathrooms to get your decoration gears …

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

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Smart Homes

These Smart Doorbell Cameras Show You Who's at the Door Before You Even Answer

If you want to screen your door like you screen your calls, these smart doorbells can help.<p>Does the sound of a ringing doorbell freak you out? Some smartphone-wielding millennials and Gen Zers refuse to answer the door because they're so used to texting upon arrival that the sound of a doorbell …

Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: This affordable, indoor cam is smarter than it looks

Backup storage in the form of an SD card is a nice touch.<p>Like every other indoor security camera, the Lyric C1 helps you keep an eye on things while you're away from home. In addition to sending alerts when it detects motion, the camera also offers intelligent audio monitoring and can let you know …

Home Automation

Flight Deal: U.S. to Bali from $560 Round-Trip

And it's on Singapore Airlines, our Reader's Choice favorite.<p>If Bali's stunning natural scenery and vibrant food markets aren't enough to lure you to visit, consider this: Five-star Singapore Airlines is jetting travelers off to this Indonesian paradise for nearly <i>half</i> its normal rates. Flights will …

Asia Travel

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

Home Decorating

Decentralized Analytics Functions Are The Future | Articles | Big Data

According to Gartner, as many as 60% of big data projects started this year will fail to go beyond piloting and experimentation. These failures have …

Manufacturing: Analytics unleashes productivity and profitability

High uncertainty and low growth have already forced manufacturers to squeeze every asset for maximum value. The next target is their own data.<p><b>Process</b> …

The 7 Best Data Visualization Tools In 2017

Big Data and the ever-growing access we have to more information is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and the wave of technological change sweeping across all industries.<p>But all the data in the world is useless – in fact it can become a liability – if you can’t understand it. Data …

Data Visualization

Storytelling Big Data

<b>Big data and data visualization have become overwhelming for some, and an opportunity for others.</b><p>OKAPI Conversations with Yen Yen Siu: Speaker of Business, Translator of Tech<p><b>I spoke with Yen Yen Siu to get her thoughts data, story telling and curiosity.</b><p><b>How do you turn data into stories?</b><p><i>Think about</i> …

Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team

Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can …

Business Technology

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

Carl Anderson Contributor<p>Carl Anderson is the author of Creating a Data-Driven Organization. He previously headed up data, analytics and data science at Warby Parker and WeWork, and is currently a member of WeWork’s Product Research Department.<p>Michael Li Contributor<p>Tianhui Michael Li is founder of …

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

Data-Driven Optimization: How The Moneyball Method Can Deliver Increased Revenues

Whether your current ROI is something to brag about or something to worry about, the secret to making it shine lies in a 2011 award-winning movie …

Big Data