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Better question, but even harder to answer

It's the mid-1990s, and this boss asks a pilot fish to create a few revenue charts for him. Fish -- who's been a programmer and a data analyst -- is glad to oblige. Then comes the big question: How long will it take?

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We’re undervaluing collaboration

In our interdependent age, everything depends on a series of collaborations, and yet collaboration remains largely unmeasured and unmanaged.

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6 useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R code is to see what other useRs have uncovered. So, I'm sharing a few of mine.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table

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22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

Make your data sing. We look at 22 free tools that will help you use visualization and analysis to turn your data into informative, engaging graphics.

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The value of metadata – the most Instagrammed tourist attractions globally

Once upon a time, the concept of metadata was a foreign one. Today it enables and empowers almost everything.

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The siren song of Hadoop

Hadoop provides power and versatility for data scientists, at the cost of complexity.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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Corvil launches Cara, virtual financial markets security analyst

Some interesting sector-specific news from this European vendor points to some broadly applicable trends.

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SAP wants enterprises to learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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Why design theory should apply to business intelligence

How to apply design theory to dashboards to get the most from your data.

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Career advice: Moving into DevOps

A programmer asks our Premier 100 IT Leader how to make the change.

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FAQ: 3D XPoint memory – NAND flash killer or DRAM replacement?

3D XPoint is a new class of non-volatile memory that can boost server and PC performance for real-time data processing. In the future, it will likely take on the data center DRAM’s role.

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Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

GE starts to make good on that 'software company' promise

Every company is now a software company. GE makes good on its hyperbolic statements.

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Buyers’ Guide: Prices dropping for data visualization software

Buyers of data visualization software are enjoying “steady price drops” due to intense vendor competition, according to IBISWorld. Download this free procurement report, which analyzes the vendors, pricing trends and ways to negotiate...

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The human side of the data revolution

We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?

Cisco fortifies storage throughput, analytics

Cisco took the wraps off several products aimed at helping fibre channel customers increase the speed, capacity and management of their storage environments.

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