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Gartner: A.I. to become a top business investment priority

Mention artificial intelligence and a discussion about the robot wipeout of humankind is sure to follow. But it's also a technology that businesses will increasingly trust in decision-making, Gartner analysts said at the research...

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To build or buy software: Ask these 5 questions first

Whether to build or buy software is a common question organizations of all sizes face. There are benefits to both. Here are five questions you can ask yourself next time you're facing a build-versus-buy scenario.

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SkyGiraffe's Tableau connector aims to ease business data visualization

SkyGiraffe is launching a new connector Tuesday that lets companies take live data from a diverse set of systems of record and visualize it in Tableau.

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How UPS delivers predictive analytics

The global shipping company’s BI and big data analytics platform offers increased visibility and control and the capability to identify patterns and movement across its transportation network. For customers this means foul weather...

60+ R resources to improve your data skills

From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.

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Google Sheets Explore: A work in progress

I take Google Sheets' new natural-language queries for a test drive. Here's what I found.

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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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Power BI gets robust mapping with ArcGIS

Microsoft free Power BI is slated to get some serious mapping capabilities, as Microsoft yesterday announced ArcGIS for Power BI by Esri is on the way sometime this year.

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Esri joins the R Consortium

It's another sign of R's push into the enterprise, as the geospatial analysis vendor joins companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Google.

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How to download new Census data with R

Here's how to get data from the just-released 2015 American Community Survey using R.

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Bottlenose aims to automate data science tasks

Its Nerve Center 3 product targets the mid-range of the market

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High-powered analytics in the real world

The 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees, which include GE Healthcare, Pinterest, TD Bank and the state of Arkansas, are mining data to make fast business decisions, measure risk, create efficiencies and more.

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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Predictive analytics paired with real-time data helps lower the rate of surgical infections for this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree. 

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TD Bank

This 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree uses a data management tool to give its business users on-demand access to data. 

Qiagen's 80-person e-commerce team [2016]


An analytics database at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree combines multiple data streams and sources to drive revenue.

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MFC Netform

Cloud-based ERP helped turn this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, an upstart in its market, into an industry leader within 10 years.

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CPL Online

Big data transforms this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, an e-learning business, doubling staff productivity. 

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Duke Energy

Personalized energy usage reports help customers of this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree cut energy consumption and save money.

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GE Healthcare

A migration to a new transaction processing engine improves performance for this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

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Data-driven business intelligence helps identify hidden sales opportunities at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree. 

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