Data-Science

The human side of the data revolution

For over a decade, data has been at or near the top of the enterprise agenda. A robust ecosystem has emerged around all aspects of data (collection, management, storage, exploitation and disposition). And yet in my discussions with Global 2000 executives, I find many are…

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Exploring the Structure of High-Dimensional Data with HyperTools

The datasets we encounter as scientists, analysts, and data nerds are increasingly complex. Much of machine learning is focused on extracting meaning from complex data. However, there is still a place for us lowly humans: the human visual system is phenomenal at detecting complex structure…

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Tableau moves to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee. Businesses will need to pay $70…

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Welcome to a world of sensors

Increasingly, we live in a sensor-laden world. Almost every electronic device in our lives has some kind of sensor in it, possibly many. We don’t tend to think of sensors when looking at our phones, refrigerators, cars, airplanes and buildings, but believe me, they’re in…

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With deep learning, the data-rich get richer

The greatest potential for deep learning is in adding business-relevant structure to less-structured, sense-like data — such as images, audio and other sensor data. How quickly does the tone and affect of a support call from a frustrated customer change, broken down by support rep?…

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LinkedIn ramps up its sales tool offering

When Microsoft announced that it was acquiring professional social network LinkedIn, many people gasped at the huge price tag. The fact that Microsoft was engaged in a bidding war against Salesforce for the network helped in that regard, but most people took the perspective that…

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Data the key ingredient for restaurant chain success

Businesses have more data than ever about their operations, supply chains and customers. The problem is often they can’t see it, don’t know where it is, and don’t have an easy way to pull it all together and analyze it. So, they are unable to…

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How to use data analytics to improve outcomes of project

Ted Friedman, vice president and analyst at Gartner, predicts the following three trends will drive fundamental changes in the use of data and analytics: Instead of just reflecting business performance, data analytics will become the driver of operations. Data and analytics will become infused in…

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Why great chief data officers are so hard to find

Chief data officers (CDOs) are among the most highly sought-after executives among corporations for whom data analytics has become a cornerstone of digital strategies. But the rush to promote data-crunching experts to the CDO role has created a new challenge: Finding a leader who can…

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SAP adds new features to Vora and readies a cloud version

SAP has added some new capabilities to SAP Vora, its in-memory distributed computing system based on Apache Spark and Hadoop. Version 1.3 of Vora includes a number of new distributed, in-memory data-processing engines, which accelerate complex processing, including ones for time-series data, graph data and…

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